The Indianapolis Colts traded wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the New England Patriots in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett, hoping he could fill in nicely for the injured Andrew Luck. Brissett did that and more, generating buzz around the NFL for his services moving forward. According to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, the Colts have been offered potential deals for Brissett but the team was not interested in either deal.
NEW: The Colts got two recent trade offers for QB Jacoby Brissett. Their answer, I'm told, was quick and succinct: https://t.co/XqXGil5ZQz— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 26, 2018
Brissett, 24, was a third-round pick out of North Carolina State by the Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft. While he was under center last season, the Colts were 4-11. As a starter in his career, Brissett boasts a 5-12 record. In 17 career starts, Brissett has thrown for 3,498 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions, good for a 81.9 quarterback rating.
With optimism growing in the Colts front office that Luck will be back and healthy under center next season, the team could explore deals for Brissett down the line. Right now, Brissett is a security blanket in case Luck isn't ready for the 2018 season. Brissett is a talented young quarterback and in a league where that position is such a necessity, he will be coveted.
The Colts have Brissett under contract through the 2019 season. Once he is able to hit free agency as an unrestricted free agent in 2020, there will be alot of interest. Until then, the Colts have a ton of flexibility on what to do with him, considering his contract situation, talent and interest from other teams.