With all the rumors swirling about the Indianapolis Colts‘ situation at quarterback, nobody asked about Jacoby Brissett’s opinion.
The Colts have Brissett under contract through the 2020 season.
However, the Colts are rumored to be looking at upgrading the position after owner Jim Irsay’s comments.
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) February 23, 2020
After weeks of speculation, we finally have Brissett’s take on the matter.
Brissett Is Not Worried
After leading the Colts to a 5-2, Brissett missed one game with a knee injury and never looked the same.
The Colts finished the season 8-8 and missed the playoffs.
As the Colts enter the offseason, rumors are swirling about potential other options but Brissett is not worried.
Ahead of Saturday’s XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and Houston Roughnecks, Brissett told ESPN’s Diana Russini “I’m just doing my job.”
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) March 7, 2020
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.
The Other Options
As of now, three names are linked to the Colts as other options.
That includes former Los Angeles Chargers QB Phillip Rivers, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, and Utah State’s Jordan Love.
As for Rivers, the Colts have one of the best offensive lines in the league and would provide protection for the 38-year old.
Rivers left the Chargers after 16 years with 59,271 career passing yards and 297 touchdowns.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2020
As for Herbert, Colts head coach Frank Reich was interested in his play.
Herbert led Oregon to a 12-12 record by completing 67-percent of his passes for 3,471 yards and 32 touchdowns.
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.”
As for Love, he stated that he would “love to play” with the Colts.
Love just completed his junior season at Utah State, leading the team to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Frisco Bowl.
As a sophomore, Love threw for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.
However, his production slipped to 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2019.
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) February 25, 2020
Free agency begins on March 18th, so we will know more about how much interest the Colts really have in Rivers.
If the Colts choose to wait until the draft and Rivers signs with another team, the team could look at either quarterback option.
The Colts have the No. 13 overall pick and many NFL mock drafts have both Herbert and Love gone by them.
However, there are reports that the Colts could trade up in the draft.
It’s going to be a fun offseason for fans.
Maybe not so much for Jacoby Brissett.