Report: Colts haven’t talked to Tom Brady’s camp, have vetted Philip Rivers

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The Colts appear to be looking for a quarterback upgrade this offseason, but it’s unclear at this point which of the several starters available the Colts will try to acquire.

In response to an NFL Media report that Tom Brady‘s camp has talked to the Colts at the Scouting Combine, a source told Stephen Holder of TheAthletic.com that the Colts have engaged in no discussions at all with anyone connected to Brady.

The same report, however, says that the Colts have vetted Philip Rivers. Multiple reports this offseason have tied Rivers to the Colts, where he would be reunited with Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, who was a Chargers assistant for five years.

The Colts have incumbent starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett under contract and could keep him for another year, but from all indications they’d like to bring in another quarterback. With about $86 million in cap space, the Colts can afford any quarterback they want.

23 responses to “Report: Colts haven’t talked to Tom Brady’s camp, have vetted Philip Rivers

  1. Why in the world would TB12 the GOAT play for the team that started framegate????

  2. Yeah, I have a hard time believing Brady would have his agent ever talk to the Colts after knowing what we know about Framegate II.

    Indy, the Jets, Baltimore, etc…There are certain cheating organizations with Goodell in tow, that Brady would never play for. Ever.

  3. welcometothefold95 says:

    future headline: brady agrees to deal w/ colts; josh mcdaniels talks him out of it.

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    Even better…
    Colts and Brady agree to deal.
    As Brady is about to sign the contract, the Colts GM swats the pen out of his hand.

  4. Always have to wonder how these QBs like Rivers or Brady would do on a new team after decades with their old one. Peyton had success but no guarantee they can plug in and play at a high level outside their comfort zone…

  5. Take your pick (pun intended) someone who throws a lot of picks or pick sixes in consecutive games. Brady usually throws his teammates under the bus when the cameras are not rolling.

  6. I think the Colts have already been burned by a Patriot acquisition once. Rivers is the more likely, and as of now, available, fit.

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    February 28, 2020 at 9:07 am
    Yeah, I have a hard time believing Brady would have his agent ever talk to the Colts after knowing what we know about Framegate II.

    Indy, the Jets, Baltimore, etc…There are certain cheating organizations with Goodell in tow, that Brady would never play for. Ever.

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    All we really know for sure is that he doesn’t really seem to want to play for the Patriots. Ravens are good at QB, thanks though.

  8. Brady or Rivers is only worth signing if the Colts draft a QB in the first 3 rounds that they expect to start by 2021. Brady will be a disaster outside of NE. He’ll expect everyone to bow to him like in NE and nobody on Indy will, which will make him unbearable to be around. Rivers can’t last 16 games (much less 17 games) due to his rapidly declining arm strength. Anyone who watched him over the last 3 years knows his shoulder is shot, causing the ball to come out of his hand way too slowly (leading to lots of incompletions and interceptions).

  9. Another disaster mistake by Telesco not give Rivers 2 years while they groom a new QB. The few fans they had left in the soccer stadium are gone and will be watching the Colts if Rivers signs.

  10. Anyone who watched the Chargers last year did all the vetting they need. Rivers is an old turnover machine.

  11. I don’t get signing Rivers. They’re unlikely to win the division let alone make it to the SB with Rivers.

  12. mrbigass says:

    February 28, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Always have to wonder how these QBs like Rivers or Brady would do on a new team after decades with their old one. Peyton had success but no guarantee they can plug in and play at a high level outside their comfort zone…

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    Depends. Peyton, Montana and Farvre all played great. McNabb was terrible. Elway was practically on a second team, with Shanahan replacing Reeves and completely revamping the offense. Talent is talent, even if they are mostly pocket passers and don’t run a lot.

  13. McNabb is closest to Rivers. Rivers is clearly on the decline. At best he’s a placeholder.
    It’s like (last year) the Broncos signing Flacco. I’d rather see a young guy thrown in the fire, or more (cheap) Brissett foe a year.
    There’s probably a 70% Brissett doesn’t work out as a franchise QB, but it’s better than paying Rivers for the next 2 years.

    Whatever happens with Brissett or Rivers, it’s 100% certain they need to draft a QB that has franchise QB potential…maybe 2 guys.

  14. Vetted means to intensely scrutinize. Most likely they have a verbal agreement on contract numbers.

  15. Colts with Rivers win the AFC South. With Brissett, they don’t. It’s the best for him outside of the Chargers by far.

  16. I still think PR17 is signing with Tampa Bay for 2 yrs/$50M.

    With that said, Indy is an intriguing option for him. Let’s not forget that Peyton won a SB with a “noodle” arm and while I don’t think Rivers is there yet, he will be in the next two years. Unlike Peyton, PR17 knows Indy’s offense front and back. Like the past 3-4 years, he will be an offensive coordinator on the field. While not as smooth as Peyton (OMAHA!), it’s a thing of beauty to watch PR17 look at a defense and change the play with less than 10 on the clock.

    The big difference in Indy…HE’LL HAVE AN OFFENSIVE LINE. He was an MVP candidate in 2018 with Pouncey and 4 stiffs trying to protect him…

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