Colts Rejected Seahawks’ Offer For Jacoby Brissett

From a statistical standpoint, Jacoby Brissett was not especially impressive as the Colts’ starting signal-caller last season, but teams apparently saw enough in the former third-round pick to try and pry him away from Indianapolis this year. We heard back in March that the Colts had rejected two trade offers for Brissett — though the identities of the two teams and the strength of the offers were not known — and Colts owner Jim Irsay recently said that his club would not even trade Brissett for a first-round pick.

While it’s unlikely that the Colts have been tempted with a first-rounder, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the Seahawks did recently offer a second-round choice to Indianapolis in exchange for Brissett, and the Colts declined. Seattle, of course, does not need a starting quarterback with Russell Wilson under center, but the team apparently believes it could upgrade its backup situation. Austin Davis, who served as the team’s No. 2 QB last year, has not attempted a regular season pass since 2015, and the other quarterback on the roster, Alex McGough, is a rookie and was a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft. Seattle recently worked out Josh Johnson, which also suggests the team is not sold on either Davis or McGough should Wilson be forced to miss time.

The Colts, meanwhile, are thrilled to have Andrew Luck back and apparently healthy, but given his serious and well-documented shoulder problems, it is understandable that they would like to have a capable backup should Luck suffer any more setbacks.

Brissett is under contract through the 2019 season. Last year, his first as a full-time starter, he complied a 4-11 record and an 81.7 quarterback rating, throwing for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He did rush for an additional 260 yards and four scores, and given his relative inexperience, the Colts’ porous offensive line, and the fact that he was traded from New England to Indianapolis just before the 2017 regular season began, he did about as well as could be expected (as evidenced by the trade interest he has generated).

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13 comments on “Colts Rejected Seahawks’ Offer For Jacoby Brissett

  1. wazzuhawk

    There is no way the Seahawks offered a second rounder to acquire a backup QB. Also, if they had, there is no way the Colts would reject it. This seems to clearly be absurd speculation.

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    • OhthePossibilities

      What did they give San Diego for Charlie Whitehurst?

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        • OhthePossibilities

          It’s not a different regime… Schneider was hired in January 2010 and made the move for Whitehurst in March 2010. They swapped picks 40 and 60 and gave San Diego their 3rd rounder on top of that.

          So saying they would never trade a 2nd round pick for a backup qb is undeniably wrong.

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          • wazzuhawk

            Actually, I am absolutely right. First off, they didn’t acquire Whitehurst to be a backup to a current Pro Bowl guy. Secondly, they moved down in the second round not traded the 2nd rounder. Best case you could say they gave up a 3rd rounder for a guy that ended up being a backup.

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            • OhthePossibilities

              The move from 40 to 50 on the draft pick point scale is 200 points. Add that to any 3rd round pick and the value is a 2nd rounder.
              You wanna try again?

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  2. mackows2

    yea i think they heard “seventh” rounder and mistakenly took that as a “second”.
    say it fast enough, kinda sounds the same….maybe?

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  3. Ryan Hilson

    Other teams realized what happens after their qb goes down like the packers last season

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  4. Rocket32

    Ben Volin just outed himself as a source that’s not to be trusted. The Seahawks offered a second for a backup QB? Lol. Why give up a second rounder for a QB when you already have a franchise QB in his prime?

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  5. BarryMackockiner

    Seattle didn’t even have a second rounder. They traded it away for Sheldin Richardson last season and 8f I remember correctly the don’t have next years second rounder becIse of the Duane Brown trade.

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