With all the injuries that occurred to starting quarterbacks, backups were at a premium last season. The Indianapolis Colts were lucky to acquire Jacoby Brissett from the Patriots, who proved to be extremely valuable.
Andrew Luck is set to return, but his durability still remains a major concern. Because of that, the Colts are keen on keeping Brissett
According to reports, the Colts did just that this offseason.
NEW: The Colts got two recent trade offers for QB Jacoby Brissett. Their answer, I'm told, was quick and succinct: https://t.co/XqXGil5ZQz— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 26, 2018
Despite going 4-11 in 15 starts, Brissett exceeded expectations, throwing for 3,098 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. If you take into account the lack of help Brissett had on the roster, that's an impressive feat in itself.
The Colts seem to have no expectations to trade Brissett and why should they? He's under team control for two more seasons and his yearly salary doesn't exceed $890,000. That's the perfect scenario for a backup quarterback.
Brissett is still developing and some believe he's even got franchise quarterback potential.
@AdamSchefter but Jacoby Brissett is there. Who some believe he's not far from Luck's potential plus he's a former Patriot. So it's more than likely a money/succession deal than personnel.— Chuck Barnes (Titan Scout) (@Titan_Scout) February 7, 2018
Andrew Luck's health isn't a sure thing by any means and at the very least, Brissett is
As the Colts only continue to improve, they're making the absolute right decision keeping a promising young quarterback around.