Jacoby Brissett

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New England Patriots
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Jacoby Brissett Still The QB1 In New England

New England Patriots veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who spent a year running offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt's offense with the Cleveland Browns, is definitely ahead of the other QBs on the team during offseason workouts. Brissett has run the offense smoothly and is smart about distributing the football. So far, he's gotten all the No. 1 QB reps in practices open to the media, and it's clear the other QBs, including first-round rookie Drake Maye, look to Brissett for advice and tips on the offense. Maye, the No. 3 overall pick, will likely still make his NFL debut in 2024, but at this point, it would be a surprise if Brissett isn't starting in the Week 1 regular season opener. Maye, who will surely benefit from some time learning from Brissett, should only be drafted in dynasty/keeper leagues this fall.

May 31, 2024 2:14 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Takes First QB Reps Monday

At the New England Patriots' first organized team activity practice on Monday, quarterback Jacoby Brissett took the first repetitions at the position, followed by Bailey Zappe, rookie first-rounder Drake Maye and Joe Milton III. The Patriots took Maye third overall out of North Carolina in last month's NFL draft, but Maye won't be guaranteed the starting gig from Day 1 in his first NFL season this fall. The expectation is that Brissett and Maye will compete for the job in training camp this summer and the preseason, but the Patriots aren't going to rush Maye into the starting role under new head coach Jerod Mayo right away, even though the team has been impressed with the work that Maye has put in so far in trying to learn a new offense. In the bigger picture in 2024, it would be a mild surprise if Maye doesn't at least get some playing time at some point if he opens the year as a backup to Brissett.

May 20, 2024 2:19 PM EST



Drake Maye To Compete With Jacoby Brissett

Rookie quarterback Drake Maye, who was taken third overall in this year's NFL draft by the New England Patriots on Thursday night, will initially compete with veteran Jacoby Brissett for the starting job in 2024. The Patriots also have former fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe and Nathan Rourke on their QB depth chart. "To go back to Bill [Belichick's philosophy], I don't think many rookies are ready to just jump in and play," first-year head coach Jerod Mayo said. "At the end of the day, our philosophy is the best players will play. We will compete and the best player will start." The 21-year-old started 26 games over the last two years for the Tar Heels and threw for 8,018 yards, 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Maye was more productive in 2022 and has plenty to work on. Meanwhile, he has a pretty weak supporting cast in the receiver room, so fantasy managers taking the leap on him in dynasty/keeper leagues will want to be patient.

Apr 26, 2024 2:25 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Could Start Next Season

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett could absolutely be the team's starting QB next season, according to head coach Jerod Mayo. The Patriots don't have much to offer in the quarterback department right now, which gives Brissett a strong chance. Brissett began his career with the Patriots after being taken by them in the 3rd round of the 2016 Draft. Since then, Brissett has bounced around quite a bit. He has started on multiple teams but seems to lose the starting job as quickly as he gets it. His only competition right now is Bailey Zappe, so Brissett is likely to start right now. However, there is a strong chance that the Patriots use the No. 3 overall pick in the draft to select a franchise quarterback. That being said, Brissett might start the season under center until the rookie is ready to take over.

Mar 24, 2024 8:43 PM EST


Patriots Plan To Sign Jacoby Brissett

The New England Patriots plan to sign veteran free-agent quarterback Jacoby Brissett this week, according to a source. When the teams eventually agree to terms, Brissett is expected to be added for one year and $8 million. It's a reunion in New England for the 31-year-old signal-caller, who was originally taken in the third round by the Patriots in 2016. For now, Brissett will be atop New England's QB depth chart, although a rookie QB that the team takes with the third overall pick in the upcoming draft could quickly unseat Brissett if he proves worthy. Brissett has bounced around the league and has played for five different teams in his eight NFL seasons. He had his best year in 2019 with the Colts, throwing for 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 starts. At best, Brissett is going to be a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues if he's the Patriots starter in 2024.

Mar 11, 2024 8:46 PM EST



Patriots Have "Real" Interest In Jacoby Brissett

The New England Patriots have "real" interest in Washington Commanders impending free-agent quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The Patriots are expected to have competition for him if they sign him, but offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt loved coaching Brissett with the Cleveland Browns in 2022, and the Patriots view the veteran signal-caller as a great locker-room guy who is all about football. In addition to adding a veteran QB like Brissett, the Pats are expected to take a rookie QB with the third overall pick in this year's draft. The 31-year-old was also a third-round pick by the Pats in 2016. He appeared in 16 games (11 starts) in 2022 with Cleveland and threw for 2,608 yards, 12 TDs and six interceptions while completing 64% of his passes. At best, Brissett would be a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues if he's signed by New England and starts games in 2024.

Mar 5, 2024 5:58 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Inactive Versus 49ers

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 17 versus the San Francisco 49ers. He was initially expected to make his first start of the season this Sunday, but a hamstring injury that initially rendered him questionable will ultimately keep him sidelined against the NFC's top team. Being inactive will make Brissett the team's emergency No. 3 quarterback, meaning he could enter the game if both Sam Howell and Jake Fromm are injured. Howell, of course, will draw his 16th start of the season. He has produced mixed results this year but could benefit from a pass-heavy attack against a 49ers secondary that has allowed 241.1 passing yards and 1.1 passing touchdowns per game. Fantasy managers should view Howell as a low-end QB2 option this week.

Dec 31, 2023 11:06 AM EST


Jacoby Brissett Trending Toward Being A Game-Time Decision

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett (hamstring), who is questionable to play in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers, is shaping up to be a game-time decision on Sunday. Sam Howell will be ready to start if Brissett cannot go against San Fran. The Commanders named Brissett as the starting QB earlier in the week after continued struggles from Howell, but the 31-year-old veteran may not be able to make his first start of the 2023 season this weekend. Brissett replaced Howell in last Sunday's loss to the New York Jets and went 10-for-13 for 100 yards and a touchdown, and he's thrown three TDs in the last two weeks, but fantasy managers would have to be downright desperate in superflex leagues to consider starting either Brissett or Howell against the Niners this week.

Dec 30, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Questionable For Week 17

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett (hamstring) was limited in Friday's practice due to a hamstring injury and is now questionable to play in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Brissett took over for an ineffective Sam Howell in the Week 16 loss to the New York Jets and was named the starter heading into this weekend's game against the Niners, but now he might not be able to make his first start of the year due to injury. We should have more clarity on the 31-year-old veteran's status on Saturday, but Brissett may end up being a game-time decision on Sunday morning. If he doesn't gain clearance, Howell will remain in the starting role in an extremely tough matchup against one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they'll be looking to prove themselves again after getting beat up by the Baltimore Ravens on Christmas night.

Dec 29, 2023 1:24 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett To Start In Week 17

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett will make his first start of the year in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers. This move comes after the veteran replaced Sam Howell in each of the last two games. Howell has flashed at times this season, but he ultimately hasn't been consistent and has thrown 19 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. The Commanders are sitting at 4-11 and currently tracking to pick No. 3 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. Brissett has impressed in limited action, completing 18 of his 23 passing attempts for 224 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in two games. The matchup with the fierce 49ers defense keeps him off the fantasy radar in single-QB formats.

Dec 27, 2023 11:01 AM EST


Jacoby Brissett Leads Near Comeback In Relief

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 10 of 13 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown along with one carry for 10 yards during Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Although he entered the game late in the third quarter, Brissett ended up outplaying starting quarterback Sam Howell. Washington's offense was a train wreck during most of the game, but the journeyman quarterback brought them back from the grave by leading three straight scoring drives after he entered. The Commanders ended up losing on a late Jets field goal, but Brissett's impact on this offense can't go unnoticed. If Washington's end goal is to win games, they need to give him the keys in Week 17.

Dec 24, 2023 4:54 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Impresses In Relief During Week 15 Loss

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed eight of 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Although Brissett entered the game late, he ended up leading Washington in passing yards and touchdowns. That may be an indication of how poor quarterback Sam Howell was playing, but the journeyman provided a spark during Washington's comeback attempt. Unfortunately, head coach Ron Rivera has already committed to Howell as next week's starter, so fans probably won't get to see this offense completely humming for a full game. Without a starting job, Brissett isn't a name to monitor as we enter Week 16.

Dec 17, 2023 8:48 PM EST


Commanders Asking For Day 2 Pick For Jacoby Brissett

The Washington Commanders have taken calls on backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, but the price has been prohibitive for other teams, as they are asking for a Day 2 draft pick. However, Brissett's price could come down now after the Arizona Cardinals sent quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the Minnesota Vikings for a late-round pick swap on Tuesday. The Commanders have less than an hour before the trade deadline passes on Halloween. They already sent pass-rushers Montez Sweat and Chase Young packing to Chicago and San Francisco, respectively. Brissett was serviceable in a starting role for the Cleveland Browns last year when Deshaun Watson was suspended, but he has yet to start a game in 2023 with Sam Howell the clear starter under center in D.C.

Oct 31, 2023 3:15 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett Throws Touchdown Against Cincinnati

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 10-of-15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. With Sam Howell getting the night off, the Commanders turned to Brissett to lead the offense. The eighth-year journeyman looked strong in the pocket while giving Washington their first score of the game on a 39-yard pass to wide receiver Mitchell Tinsley. Although he's not the starter, Brissett appears to be a strong insurance policy that can keep Washington's offense afloat if things go south with Howell at any point.

Aug 27, 2023 9:57 AM EST


Jacoby Brissett To Start Against Cincinnati On Saturday

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett will start for the team in the preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. Second-year signal-caller Sam Howell was named the starter for the regular season, but Brissett could be sprung into action if he proves to be ineffective. In two-QB and superflex leagues, the veteran journeyman is one of the most valuable backup quarterbacks to roster. He has thrown 48 touchdowns to 23 interceptions in 76 career game appearances.

Aug 25, 2023 2:05 PM EST


Jacoby Brissett To Start Season As Backup

The Washington Commanders on Friday officially named quarterback Sam Howell as their starter under center heading into the 2023 regular season, meaning veteran Jacoby Brissett will open the year as the backup. Howell and Brissett had been in a competition for the job since organized team activities in the spring, but the foregone conclusion was always that Howell would win the job to open the year. The 30-year-old Brissett did a commendable job running the Cleveland Browns' offense last year before Deshaun Watson returned from his suspension, and he has 48 career starts in the NFL. If Howell struggles early in the year, don't be surprised if the Commanders turn to Brissett, who would then be on the radar as a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues.

Aug 18, 2023 11:40 AM EST


Can't be slept on

Coach Ron Rivera cautioned reporters Tuesday that they shouldn't "sleep on" Brissett, who has done a "nice job" at training camp, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Aug 3, 2023 9:16 AM EST


Still competing for starting spot

Head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Brissett is still competing for the starting job, but Sam Howell has taken all the first-team reps this offseason, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.

Jun 6, 2023 7:52 AM EST


Enters for one failed snap

Brissett went 0-for-1 on his lone play of the game in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals in Week 14.

Dec 12, 2022 4:41 AM EST


Gets win in final game as starter

Brissett completed 23 of 37 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Browns' 23-17 overtime win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 27 yards.

Nov 27, 2022 2:41 PM EST