Indianapolis Colts Are Done With Jacoby Brissett
The Indianapolis Colts are done with Jacoby Brissett, that much is clear.
Although Brissett did an admirable job filling in for Andrew Luck this year, it appears his efforts did not win over team brass.
Speaking to reporters this week, Colts general manager Chris Ballard was less than enthusiastic about Brissett being the team’s starting quarterback going forward.
“The jury is still out, that’s why we did the short term deal with Jacoby,” he said.
“But, for now, yes, he is our starting quarterback.”
Ballard on Brissett: “The jury is still out, that’s why we did the short term deal with Jacoby. But, for now, yes, he is our starting quarterback.”
— Kurt Darling (@WIBCKurtDarling) January 2, 2020
That is hardly a ringing endorsement. Compare that statement from Ballard with the full-throated co-sign that the Chicago Bears just gave Mitchell Trubisky this past week.
Brissett had a fine, albeit not spectacular, season with Indianapolis. In 15 games played he recorded 18 touchdowns and six interceptions on a 60.9 completion percentage.
Ultimately the Colts finished 7-9 and out of the playoff picture.
If the 27-year-old is not Indy’s starter next year, then it is unclear who will be.
There has been some chatter that the organization may go out and try to sign Philip Rivers, but that is just a rumor at this stage.
The Colts will also have the No. 13 selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, but it seems like they have bigger roster holes that they can plug with that pick.
Brissett’s contract guarantees him $7 million next year with an additional $8 million in possible incentives. Given his production, that is a pretty team-friendly deal.
Will Ballard really be able to find a better option before the start of next season? We’ll find out soon enough.