|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 236 lb.|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|Born:||December 11, 1992|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 3 (91)|
Coach Frank Reich suggested Tuesday that Brissett could play a handful of snaps per game to take advantage of his mobility, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Brissett isn't exactly fleet of foot, but he does move around much better than breathing statue Philip Rivers, potentially making the 27-year-old useful for certain option concepts. The Colts reportedly intend to keep the former as a backup to the latter, making Brissett the highest-paid No. 2 QB in the league as he enters the second season of a two-year, $30 million contract. It is possible the team alters course before Week 1, considering Brissett's release would free up nearly $9 million in cap space (per overthecap.com), and a trade could clear out even more room. Either way, Rivers is ticketed for the Week 1 start.
The Colts intend to keep Brissett on the roster in 2020, despite the team's recent signing of Philip Rivers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Brissett was awarded a two-year, $30 million extension last September, an indication the Colts at least viewed him as a capable bridge option under center following the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck. The signal-caller got off to a strong start to the 2019 campaign but saw his production tail off down the stretch, finishing with an 18:6 TD:INT, 6.6 yards per attempt and a 60.9 percent completion rate across 15 games. The Colts' decision to hand Rivers a one-year, $25 million contract in free agency signals that he's the clear starter entering 2020, but the organization still apparently views Brissett as a valuable insurance option for the 38-year-old. Brissett will take home $7 million guaranteed if he remains on the roster through the end of Sunday, so if no trade is executed before then, the 27-year-old should stick with Indianapolis all season.
General manager Chris Ballard said "the jury is still out" on Brissett, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. "Jacoby did some good things," Ballard said Thursday. "But our passing game has to improve. The jury is still out. That's why we did the short-term deal we did."
Analysis: Ballard did add a slightly more favorable comment: "Right now, I'll say Jacoby is our starting quarterback." Of course, it could be argued that 'right now' is the crucial part of the quote, with the implication that the Colts will try to find an upgrade. Brissett led the team to a 5-2 start while averaging two touchdown passes per game, but the season began to unravel when he suffered a knee injury Week 9 in Pittsburgh. He only missed one game, but his performance over the final two months was subpar, with the 27-year-old completing 56.4 percent of passes for 6.1 yards per attempt and four touchdowns in seven games (2-5 record). Brissett is signed through 2020 on a one-year extension that carries a $21.5 million cap hit, of which $5.5 million has already been paid and another $7 million is guaranteed, per overthecap.com. The Colts have more than enough cap space to bring in veteran competition, and they also have a nice haul of draft picks in the early rounds (Nos. 13, 34, 44, 75).
Brissett completed 12 of 25 pass attempts for 162 yards while also rushing four times for 17 yards in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Brissett's late-season slide hit rock bottom after the signal-caller fell below a 50 percent completion rate for the first time in a game this season. The 26-year-old was looking like an adequate replacement for Andrew Luck (retirement) after a strong first half of the season when he posted a 64.5 completion rate, 1,590 passing yards and a 14:3 TD:INT ratio through the first seven games of the campaign. The league must have figured him out in the second half of the campaign though, as he struggled to the tune of a 56.9 completion percentage, 1,352 yards and a 4:3 TD:INT ratio over his final eight games. The Colts extended Brissett through the 2020 season, so he should get a chance to redeem himself if the team doesn't make a big splash addition this upcoming offseason.
Brissett completed 14 of 27 passes for 119 yards during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers. He added 37 yards and a touchdown on three carries.
Analysis: Brissett was held under 200 yards passing for the fourth time in his last six games. He has thrown just four touchdowns during that span. Without much traction in the passing game, Brissett relied on his legs to make a few big plays, scoring the Colts' first touchdown on a first-quarter sneak and then converting a third down with a big 24-yard run in the second quarter to set up Indianapolis' third touchdown. The season concludes Sunday against a Jaguars team against whom Brissett threw for 148 yards, a touchdown and a field goal and added a rushing touchdown in Week 11's win.
Brissett completed 18 of 34 passes for 165 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.
Analysis: Brissett endured a lackluster showing, not leading the Colts to any points until their final offensive drive of the game. The signal-caller's 4.9 yards per attempt marked a season low, and Brissett has now thrown for under 175 yards in three of his last five outings. He's also managed just four passing touchdowns versus three interceptions over that span, and although top wideout T.Y. Hilton returned Monday, Brissett's stock has taken a hit ahead of Week 16's matchup against the Panthers.
Brissett completed 19 of 36 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns while adding 26 yards on four carries in Sunday's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Brissett was inefficient against the vulnerable Buccaneers secondary, but he found Marcus Johnson for a 46-yard touchdown just 2:15 into the game and added a 12-yard touchdown to Zach Pascal in the third quarter. He has a tidy 18:6 TD:INT this season, but that ratio is 4:3 over his past six games. The quarterback's second-half decline has coincided with his team's drop in the standings, as the Colts have lost five of their last six to fall to 6-7.
Brissett completed 25 of his 40 pass attempts for 319 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 13 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Brissett opened the game on a positive note, completing his first five passes, highlighted by a 21-yard touchdown toss to Jack Doyle. That efficiency continued for much of the first half, as he was 10-for-14 with 132 yards and a touchdown through two quarters. However, he threw two key interceptions in the second half, combining to lead directly to 10 points for the Titans. Despite the mistakes, Brissett averaged eight yards per attempt for the first time in his last three contests and also surpassed 300 passing yards for the first time since Week 3. He'll have another chance to lead the team to a win in Week 14, and he'll be set up with a positive matchup against the Buccaneers.
Brissett completed 16 of 25 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns and interceptions and rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 20-17 loss to the Texans on Thursday.
Analysis: Brissett's final passing line says it all as far as how lackluster the air attack was Thursday, even with the return of T.Y. Hilton (calf) to action. The fourth-year quarterback's passing yardage total served as a season low for him in a non-injury-shortened game, and it was his second straight sub-200-yard effort overall while playing all four quarters. Hilton was on a snap limit of sorts Thursday -- which certainly didn't help Brissett overall -- but he also failed to connect with two of his other wideouts, Marcus Johnson and Zach Pascal. Brissett did manage his third rushing touchdown of the campaign with a five-yard score in the latter portion of the second quarter, but he'll look to significantly boost his passing production at the expense of the Titans in Week 13.
Brissett completed 15 of 24 pass attempts for 148 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 11 win over the Jaguars. He also added two rushes for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Brissett didn't put up a massive statistical performance but capped two key drives in the third quarter by finding the end zone. The first came on the team's initial drive of the second half, when he completed a one-yard pass to Marcus Johnson. On the second drive, he found the end zone on his own with a five-yard rush. Brissett didn't showcase his typical efficiency after missing last week's contest against the Dolphins -- he averaged only 6.2 yards per attempt -- though he should be in for a better matchup in Week 12 against the Texans on Thursday.
Brissett (knee) will start Sunday against Jacksonville, Mike Wells of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Head coach Frank Reich said he made it through practice this week without any major issues. While Brissett will return under center, he'll be without T.Y. Hilton again, who has been ruled out another week with a calf injury.
Brissett (knee) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Coach Frank Reich verified Wednesday that he expects Brissett to draw the start during Sunday's game against the Jaguars, barring any setbacks. With No. 2 quarterback Brian Hoyer coming off a three-interception performance in the Week 10 loss to the Dolphins, Brissett's return to the starting lineup would offer Indianapolis' offense a well-timed chance to get back on track.
Brissett completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 151 yards and an interception in Sunday's 19-13 win over Kansas City. He rushed six times for nine yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Brissett's rushing touchdown helped salvage what was an otherwise quiet passing stat line. From a real football standpoint, the signal caller did an excellent job moving the chains on a consistent basis (25 first downs and 37:15 time of possession) to keep the ball out of Patrick Mahomes' hands as much as possible. Brissett has eclipsed 300 yards just once this season, but his solid 10:3 TD:INT ratio has kept him relevant in 2QB formats. Head coach Frank Reich may ask of more from his quarterback in a home matchup against the Texans following the team's upcoming bye week.
Brissett completed 24 of 46 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Oakland. He added 19 yards on five carries.
Analysis: With his team down 14-0 early, Brissett faked out the Raiders defense and the cameramen on a read option near the goal line and dropped it off to Jack Doyle for the first of three touchdowns on the day. Brissett started the season with back-to-back games with under 200 yards passing, but those totals have been picking up in recent weeks and he has an attractive 10-2 touchdown-interception ratio. He'll have a showdown in Week 5 against a Chiefs team that has won a lot of shoot-outs this season.
Brissett completed 28 of 37 passes for 310 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Colts' 27-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed three times for four yards.
Analysis: Brissett came just four yards short of equaling his career high in passing yardage during a stellar showing, one in which he completed an outstanding 75.7 percent of his attempts. The fourth-year quarterback fired multiple passing touchdowns for the third time in as many games to open the season, and he averaged 8.4 yards per attempt while connecting with nine different pass catchers overall. Just as impressive was the fact Brissett was able to accomplish a chunk of his production without the services of T.Y. Hilton, who exited with a quadriceps injury. A brilliant start to his first season as the official successor to Andrew Luck already under his belt, Brissett will look to keep the magic going against the vulnerable Raiders defense in Week 4.
Brissett completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 146 yards, and tossed three touchdowns to one interception during Sunday's 19-17 win against the Titans. He also contributed 25 rushing yards on seven carries, and lost one fumble while absorbing a sack.
Analysis: Brissett may have been held to fewer than 200 passing yards for the second straight game to kick off 2019, but he boasts a strong 5:1 TD:INT ratio, and led the Colts to points at every crucial juncture Sunday in a key interdivisional win against Tennessee. He isn't known for his rushing abilities, with a career average of fewer than 15 yards per game on the ground coming in, but picked up a key first down with his legs on an eventual scoring drive, and registered one red zone carry against the Titans. He'll now shift focus to a Week 3 matchup against an Atlanta defense that only faced 10 passes from the Vikings in the season opener, but allowed an ultra-efficient 80 percent completion rate, 9.8 yards per attempt and one touchdown on those attempts.
Brissett completed 21 of 27 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns while adding nine yards on three carries in Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: T.Y. Hilton was on the receiving end of both scores, and the Colts' new starting quarterback looked comfortable and poised in leading a second-half comeback that forced extra time. Unfortunately, Indy's defense couldn't come up with a stop in OT and give Brissett one more possession. The team's new identity on offense might be more focused on its ground game than it was under Andrew Luck -- Marlon Mack got 25 carries and averaged 7.0 YPC -- but Brissett looks capable of keeping the chains moving when he needs to. He'll get a tough road test in Week 2 against a Titans defense that just picked off Baker Mayfield three times.
Brissett signed a two-year extension worth $30 million with the Colts on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The extension shows that the team has confidence in Brissett, who's set to lead the Colts after Andrew Luck (calf) abruptly retired from the league. The 26-year-old already has a full season as the team's starter under his belt from when he filled in for Luck in 2017. That season, Brissett threw for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions in addition to rushing 63 times for 260 yards and four scores.
Coach Frank Reich expressed his confidence in Brissett during a Monday press conference in the wake of Andrew Luck's retirement, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. "We are in good hands with Jacoby Brissett as our starting quarterback," Reich noted.
Analysis: Brissett has a full season as the team's starter under his belt, as he filled in for Luck in 2017, en route to logging 3,098 passing yards and a 13:7 TD:INT ratio to go along with 63 carries for 260 yards and four rushing scores. While he's not the passer Luck is and therefore not expected to come close to replicating the numbers of the player he replaces, it's reasonable to expect Brissett to put up more production this time around, protected by a strong offensive line and bolstered by a solid supporting cast the includes the likes of T.Y Hilton, Devin Funchess, Marlon Mack and tight ends Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.
Brissett is slated to become the Colts' starting QB following the expected retirement of Andrew Luck (calf/ankle) on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The news emerged in the second half of the Colts' third preseason game, one in which both Luck and Brissett didn't take the field. There was some conjecture in the lead-up to this contest that coach Frank Reich would make a call on the Week 1 starter after its conclusion, but Luck presumably will force his hand. In the wake of Luck's decision, Brissett will have an array of weapons at his disposal, namely T.Y Hilton, Marlon Mack and the tight end duo of Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.
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