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Rumor: Colts never received offer for Jacoby Brissett from Seahawks

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks wanted to make a deal with the Indianapolis Colts to secure a quality backup for Russell Wilson.

Or perhaps not.

Days ago, Ben Violin of the Boston Globe reported that the Seahawks offered a second-round draft pick in exchange for Colts second-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett. During ESPN’s Monday night broadcast of the Colts and Baltimore Ravens, Booger McFarland — who won a Super Bowl with the Colts back in 2006 — reported that Colts General Manager Chris Ballard denied any such offer ever actually happened.

The denial isn’t a surprise. Colts owner Jim Irsay said at the beginning of August that his team wouldn’t even consider a first-round pick for the former NC State quarterback.

“We have the best backup quarterback in football,” Irsay said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I don’t think we’d accept a [first-round pick in a trade] for him, we think he’s that good.”

Against Baltimore, Brissett converted 14 of his 23 pass attempts (60.9 percent) for 172 yards. He also had one scramble attempt for nine yards.