The Indianapolis Colts might be looking to replace quarterback Jacoby Brissett after he did not have a strong finish last season.
The Colts aren’t showing their hand
After Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement, it was up to Brissett to carry the team. Brissett started out strong but injured his knee late in the season and was out for one game against the Dolphins. When he returned, he only threw three touchdown passes for the remaining seven games of the season.
The Colts finished the season with a 7-9 record losing five of their last six games.
“I’ll say this: Right now, yes, Jacoby is our starting quarterback,” Colts’ manager Chris Ballard said.
The Colts have the remaining off-season to possibly pick up a new quarterback through free agency, trades or the NFL draft. The Colts have the 13th overall pick in the draft which will begin on April 23 and end on April 25.
Brissett and his two-year deal
The team extended Brissett’s deal to two years right after Luck announced his retirement. The contract is worth $30 million and will go through the 2020 season.
“We did a two-year deal with Jacoby to find out,” Ballard said at a press conference. “We like Jacoby Brissett. Love what he stands for. It was almost a tale of two seasons where we’re 5-2, he’s playing good football. He had the injury and we had injuries as a team and we kind of slid down.”
Ballard expressed in a press conference that they agreed to a short term deal with Brissett to see what they had. The position is competitive and even with Luck they kept their eyes open.
With the combine underway, the Colts could be looking to draft Jordan Love or Jacob Eason. They could even try to trade up to sign Tua Tagovailoa but nothing has been confirmed for what they plan to do.
“I can’t talk about any specific player. I will say that all options are open,” team owner Jim Irsay said.