Jacoby Brissett

Cleveland Browns
Quarterback #7
Cleveland Browns
Quarterback #7
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Jacoby Brissett News

Joins Cleveland as backup

Brissett signed a one-year contract with the Browns on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Brissett's contract will be presumably be on the cheaper side considering the Browns just traded Chase Keenum to the Bills on Saturday in lieu of paying him $7.1 million this season. Brissett was truly miserable as Tua Tagovailoa's backup last season finishing the season with 1,114 passing yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions across five starts, but the 29-year-old has a wealth of experience and has proven capable when forced into action in the past. Brissett is expected to back up newly acquired starter Deshaun Watson and could be forced to start a number of games if the aforementioned Clemson product is suspended for any duration of time.

Mar 19, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Makes five starts in 2021

Brissett logged five starts (11 appearances) in 2021, and concludes the campaign with 141 completions on 225 pass attempts, for 1,283 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.

Analysis: Brissett was only able to lead Miami's offense to two wins during his time at the helm, and on the season he only averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt. Though Brissett added 19 carries for 3.7 yards and a score, he also lost three of six fumbles. The 29-year-old veteran is now scheduled for free agency, meaning he will likely have to pursue his next backup gig elsewhere.

Jan 13, 2022 7:34 AM EST

Full practice

Brissett (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's not much of a surprise, as Brissett appeared ready to return shortly after suffering the knee injury during Thursday's win over the Ravens. However, Tua Tagovailoa (finger) entered the game and played well, inspiring coach Brian Flores to leave Brissett on the bench for the rest of the night. Flores now expects Tagovailoa to return to the starting lineup, relegating Brissett to a familiar backup role. He should at least be healthy if called upon, having avoided a serious knee injury.

Nov 17, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Likely could have returned

Head coach Brian Flores said Brissett (knee) likely could have returned to Thursday's game against Baltimore, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Brissett took a hit and seemed to have suffered a serious knee injury early in the second half. However, after entering the medical tent, Brissett was spotted with his helmet on the sideline and appeared available to enter the game. However, Tua Tagovailoa (finger) energized the Dolphins' offense upon entering the game, and the team stuck with him under center as a result. Prior to exiting the contest, Brissett had completed 11 of his 23 passes for 156 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. Given Tagovailoa's role in Miami's upset win over Baltimore, it appears likely that Brissett will return to his backup role moving forward.

Nov 11, 2021 9:16 PM EST

Dealing with knee injury

Brissett is questionable to return to Thursday's game against Baltimore after suffering a knee injury.

Analysis: Brissett took a hard hit early in the third quarter and seemed to be in clear pain while grabbing at his right knee. He entered the medical tent but since returned to the sideline with his helmet and has been seen testing his mobility. For the time being, Tua Tagovailoa (finger) has entered the game despite also not being fully healthy himself.

Nov 11, 2021 7:17 PM EST

Another spot start

Brissett will start Thursday's game against the Ravens with Tua Tagovailoa (finger) serving as the Dolphins' backup quarterback, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: As was the case this past Sunday, Brissett will get another spot start, his fifth overall this season, as Tagovailoa continues to recover from a fractured left middle finger. In the previous four outings, Brissett completed 65.2 percent of his passes, averaged 233.3 yards per game and tossed five touchdowns versus three interceptions. He also added 11 carries for 52 yards and one more score. Brissett will attempt to exploit a Baltimore defense that has conceded the fifth-highest YPA (8.1) to opposing signal-callers on the campaign.

Nov 11, 2021 3:33 PM EST

Serviceable in spot start

Brissett completed 26 of 43 passes for 244 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday. He also rushed once for seven yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: The veteran was called into action when Tua Tagovailoa was deemed a bit too risky a proposition to start the contest due to his finger fracture. Brissett performed reasonably well under the circumstances, although the pair of interceptions were a blemish. Brissett also encouragingly got Jaylen Waddle more involved downfield than in prior games, connecting with the talented rookie on eight occasions for 83 yards. The 28-year-old Brissett may be set for another start Thursday night against the Ravens if Tagovailoa is still considered too injured to helm the offense.

Nov 7, 2021 3:02 PM EST

Expected to start Sunday

Brissett is expected to start Sunday's game against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Schefter notes that Tagovailoa has a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand and as a result, Brissett is in line to draw the start Sunday. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Tagovailoa is in line to back up Brissett, who now profiles as an option for those scrambling for QB help in Week 9.

Nov 7, 2021 8:06 AM EST

Active for Sunday's game

Brissett (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Though Brissett is available Sunday, he's slated to return to a backup role with Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) active versus Jacksonville and slated to reclaim his starting QB role. Meanwhile, fellow signal-caller Reid Sinnett is inactive for the contest.

Oct 17, 2021 5:39 AM EST

Questionable for London game

Brissett (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Regardless of Brissett's health, Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) is expected to come off IR and start under center for the Dolphins in London. If Tagovailoa suffers a setback and Brissett also can't go, Reid Sinnett would be thrust into the starting quarterback role.

Oct 15, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Remains limited in practice

Brissett (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Brissett turned in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday while managing the sore hamstring, seemingly putting him on track to be available Sunday against the Jaguars in London even if he happens to be 100 percent. Whether Brissett draws a fourth straight start remains to be seen, however, as the Dolphins designated Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) to return from injured reserve Tuesday and could activate him in advance of the Week 6 contest. The Dolphins would likely make a decision on Tagovailoa's status by Friday or Saturday, but if the second-year signal-caller is available, Brissett would likely move back into the No. 2 role.

Oct 14, 2021 11:36 AM EST

Limited in practice

Brissett (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Brissett managed to return to Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers after injuring his hamstring, but it appears that he's still dealing with lingering soreness. Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) has resumed practicing and is eligible to come off IR, but the Dolphins haven't yet brought him back to the active roster. For the time being, Miami's quarterback situation should be considered uncertain, and will need to be monitored as Sunday's game in Jacksonville approaches.

Oct 13, 2021 12:23 PM EST

Still sore Monday

Brissett (hamstring) is sore and receiving treatment Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Brissett sustained a hamstring strain in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers but was able to remain in the game. Even if the 28-year-old is cleared to suit up for Week 6, he isn't guaranteed a starting role since Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) could return to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Oct 11, 2021 11:18 AM EST

Two TDs, two turnovers in loss

Brissett completed 27 of 39 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns but also had an interception and lost a fumble in Sunday's 45-17 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Brissett strained a hamstring in the first quarter but was able to play through it, though his mobility was clearly limited, which is why he didn't register a rushing attempt. He gave the Dolphins a 10-7 lead with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Myles Gaskin late in the first quarter, but the Buccaneers responded with 17 unanswered points in the second. Miami had a chance to answer just before halftime, but Brissett fumbled in Tampa territory in the final minute of the first half and the Buccaneers proceeded to pull away after halftime. Brissett tossed another touchdown to Gaskin in the third quarter, this time from one yard out, and was picked off in the fourth on a ball that went off Jaylen Waddle's hands. Even if Brissett's healthy enough to suit up across the pond against the Jaguars in Week 6, Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) will be eligible to come off IR, and Tua will presumably retake the starting job once healthy.

Oct 10, 2021 2:22 PM EST

Stays in Sunday's game

Brissett remained in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after initially being listed as questionable to return due to a hamstring injury, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: If Brissett suffers any setbacks as the contest rolls on, Reid Sinnett would be in line to take over at QB for the Dolphins, with Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) still on IR.

Oct 10, 2021 10:54 AM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Brissett was forced out of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after suffering a hamstring injury.

Analysis: With Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) on IR, Reid Sinnett is poised to take over the Dolphins' QB duties Sunday. If the injury ends up being serious enough to threaten Brissett's Week 6 status, Tagovailoa's progress will be worth monitoring closely as next weekend's game against the Jaguars approaches.

Oct 10, 2021 10:49 AM EST

Improved play not enough Sunday

Brissett completed 20 of 30 passes for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Colts' 27-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed three times for eight yards and committed two fumbles, losing one and recovering the other.

Analysis: Brissett was able to connect on touchdowns with Mike Gesicki and DeVante Parker from one and three yards out, respectively, in the fourth quarter, but it was a bit too late to make a difference for the otherwise listless Dolphins. The veteran quarterback's first two scoring tosses of the season were also partly offset by his fumble deep in his own territory on the first play of the fourth quarter, a play that helped lead to a Colts field goal and extend Indianapolis' lead to 20-3. Tua Tagovailoa will reportedly be ready to return from his rib injury when first eligible to come off injured reserve ahead of a Week 7 battle against the Jaguars in London, so an unenviable Week 6 road matchup against the Buccaneers tentatively projects as Brissett's final start for the foreseeable future.

Oct 3, 2021 2:12 PM EST

Ineffective in OT loss

Brissett completed 32 of 49 passes for 215 yards without a touchdown or interception in Sunday's 31-29 overtime loss to the Raiders. He also carried the ball seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: While he did lead the Dolphins to a game-tying touchdown at the end of regulation, scrambling for a one-yard TD and then hitting Will Fuller for a two-point conversion, Brissett otherwise had little success moving the ball in his first start of the season despite a huge volume of pass attempts. With Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) out for at least two more games, Brissett will be under center again in Week 4 at home against the Colts, but he may need to do more than just avoid turnovers to get Miami into the win column.

Sep 26, 2021 6:51 PM EST

Starting for immediate future

Brissett could be in line to start additional games beyond Week 3 after Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Brissett looked dreadful in relief of Tagovailoa last week, completing just 60 percent of his 40 passes for a measly 169 yards to go along with a pick. Another game like that might have the Dolphins looking for alternatives at quarterback, although it seems like the team is anticipating the minimum three-week injured reserve stint for their franchise signal caller which might render the notion a moot point. Provided Brissett is able to play at the level one would anticipate given his status as a veteran, it should be a relatively good matchup against a vulnerable Raiders defense come Sunday.

Sep 25, 2021 12:22 PM EST

Will have full receiving corps

Brissett stands to have all his starting skill-position players at full health during Sunday's road matchup against the Raiders, Kyle Crabbs of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Brissett is set to make at least one spot start under center while Tua Tagovailoa works to recover from fractured ribs. The veteran journeyman will need to demonstrate more competency helming Miami's offense for any chance of a Week 3 victory, as he was unable to put any points on the scoreboard during last weekend's 35-0 loss to the Bills despite seeing enough playing time to log 40 pass attempts. On the bright side for Brissett, dangerous field-stretcher Will Fuller looks ready to make his long awaited team debut, while DeVante Parker is practicing in full and Jaylen Waddle remains off the injury report.

Sep 23, 2021 9:15 AM EST

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