The uncertainty at quarterback is real.
With the No. 13 overall pick in the draft, the Indianapolis Colts have options if the team is not sold on Jacoby Brissett.
There are rumors that the Colts have interest in Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
The quarterback interest is heating up as head coach Frank Reich revealed his thoughts on Oregon’s quarterback Justin Herbert.
There is an element of the unknown with how the Colts will move forward at quarterback.
While Reich was at the NFL Combine, Reich gave some high praise for Herbert, via USA Today’s Kevin Hickey.
“Obviously, I focus on both sides of the ball, but mostly on offense. So, I’ve been watching. I started with receivers, watched as many of those as I can then get to the quarterbacks,” Reich said at the combine. “Justin (Herbert) certainly has had a good career, his tape is exciting. He does a lot of good things.”
Herbert led Oregon to a 12-12 record by completing 67-percent of his passes for 3,471 yards and 32 touchdowns.
At 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, Herbert has the ability to be a first-round draft selection.
The reality is that Herbert might be off the board according to mock drafts.
Athleticism Scores for the 2020 quarterback class are in.
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) February 28, 2020
However, in some drafts like ESPN’s Todd McShay, Herbert could be a Colts quarterback.
.@mcshay13 has Justin Herbert going No. 13 overall to the Colts in his latest mock draft.
In his mind, there is a significant drop off between Joe Burrow, Tua and Herbert. pic.twitter.com/4yvmxNbCsq
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 4, 2020
The comments are nice and all but there are no guarantees of anybody being the Colts quarterback at the beginning of training camp.
Owner Jim Irsay told the media that “everything is on the table” when it comes to the quarterback.
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) February 23, 2020
As the offseason progresses, it’s clear the Colts could also look into free agency.
All in all, the team is likely going to smokescreen their way until the draft.
When Irsay talked to reporters on Sunday, he said that Brissett needs time to develop.
When Irsay said that Brissett needed time to develop, he did not guarantee that he will get that chance with the Colts.
Brissett had an okay campaign, finishing 2019 with a completion percentage of 60.9%, 2,942 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a passer rating of 88.0.
There has not been a lot of steam linking Herbert to the Colts.
However, it is another option for the team that has a huge question mark at the position.
As we inch closer to the draft, it will be an important storyline to follow.