Colts GM On Possible Jacoby Brissett Trade

The Colts have a potential trade chip in backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett. However, they also value him highly and aren’t inclined to trade him for cheap. 

I think he’s a starter in the league,” GM Chris Ballard said (via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star). “It would take somebody doing something that would blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too. I’m not just sending him anywhere.”

Last year’s free agent QB crop was uniquely strong, but this year’s group doesn’t offer nearly as many viable options. Between Brissett’s 2017 performance and the dearth of quality signal callers out there, Brissett could fetch a high price if he’s dangled to other teams.

The Colts went just 4-12 without Andrew Luck under center in 2017, but Brissett did well from an individual perspective. He completed 58.8% of his throws that year for 3,098 yards with 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Those aren’t MVP numbers, but he was playing behind a porous offensive line that allowed him to be sacked 52 times.

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  1. acarneglia

    Brissett is a better option that Bortles or Tannehill. Highly doubt IND will let JAX get their next potential starting QB or help another AFC team. More likely he goes to MIA than JAX

  2. If cost is high and you don’t want him to go to an AFC team, the most likely NFC teams would be:
    1.) Giants
    2.) Redskins (If Smith’s recovery is extended)
    3.) Buccaneers

    • tharrie0820

      I could easily see Foles signing a new deal with Philly. He’s been at his best there, and with Wentz as the starter, he’s pretty much guranteed more starts than a normal backup every year

  3. Armaday

    He is not a starter for any team. Anyone in the market for a Starting QB can do much better, especially with the Colts saying they want a lot for him in return.

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