While just about everyone with a pulse was floored when Indianapolis Colts franchise quarterback Andrew Luck revealed his intentions to retire during the middle of a preseason game, few had more genuine shock than sudden QB1 Jacoby Brissett. Luck informed Brissett of his plans during their preseason game against the Chicago Bears, and while it's not 100% clear what he said word-for-word, it clearly left Brissett in state of confusion and bewilderment.
We feel you, Jacoby. That was all of our reactions for about two hours last night.
While the lazy take would be that it's all doom and gloom in Indianapolis, they are still in a position to win some games with Brissett. As a 25-year-old second-year player, he threw for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven picks behind the worst offensive line in the league on a team coached by Chuck Pagano.
With Frank Reich's offense, a tremendous offensive line, and plenty of weapons at running back and receiver, Brissett and his big arm should make for at least a serviceable starter.
While these may not be the words that grieving Colts fans want to hear, Reich's team should at least be a competitive unit with Brissett under center. It's not Luck, no, but at least the team isn't running on fumes.