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Report: Colts Free Agent QB Jacoby Brissett Agrees to One-Year Deal with Dolphins

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Indianapolis Colts free agent quarterback Jacoby Brissett has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins:

Terms of the deal are as follows (per the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin):

Originally acquired by the Colts in the early 2017 season for former first round wideout Phillip Dorsett via trade, Brissett ultimately made 30 career starts for Indianapolis.

He completed 552 of 928 pass attempts (59.5%) for 6,059 pass yards, 31 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions behind center for the Colts.

Brissett was a serviceable spot-starter for the Colts and tremendous locker room leader—having been the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee this past season.

Even though he was benched in favor of now retired veteran quarterback Philip Rivers ahead of the 2020 season, Brissett took the demotion in stride, remained a true professional, and still managed to carve out an effective role as the Colts ‘short yardage specialist’ of sorts and in ‘and goal’ situations behind center.

He just completed the second season of a two-year, $30 million deal with the Colts that he signed ahead of the 2019 season—which as the time was for full confidence and job security for Brissett to hopefully become the franchise’s long-term starter.

While that obviously didn’t work out in retrospect, Brissett was a solid backup quarterback for the Colts, who played ideally more than fans would’ve really hoped for due to injuries to Andrew Luck—and his shocking abrupt retirement thereafter.

That being said, he found a way to add value both on the field—as a serviceable spot-starter at quarterback and being surprisingly effective in short yardage—and unquestionably in the team’s locker room with his overall leadership and promotion of social justice issues.

Colts fans should wish him the best going forward in South Beach.

However, the team has just newly acquired Carson Wentz, Jacob Eason, and Jalen Morton as quarterbacks currently on the roster—with no proven veteran backup behind Wentz.

That being said, it could very well be for the best to help accelerate Eason’s development and thrust him into a more prominent role in the team’s quarterback room in 2021.