We know the Indianapolis Colts are in the market for a quarterback, but the question is who?
Here are your updates.
No Market For Brady In Indy
The New England Patriots dynasty has ended as Brady announced his departure on Instagram.
Brady spent 20-years with the Patriots and won six Super Bowl titles.
However, the 42-year old quarterback wants something different.
“Tom Brady deciding he wants to play, but moving on from the New England Patriots, is a direct inditement against Bill Belichick.”@stephenasmith believes that if Brady were treated better by his coach, he would still be with the Pats. pic.twitter.com/c7J2eevakL
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 17, 2020
As great as the offensive line could protect Brady, fans will not see Brady in an Indy uniform according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
Despite appearing to be an ideal fit, I’m told the #Colts are not in the market for Tom Brady. It appears Philip Rivers a better possibility.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 17, 2020
Cam Newton’s Next Destination
The former MVP for the Carolina Panthers appears officially out.
It was earlier reported, the Panthers have given Newton permission to seek a trade.
Then, Newton gave this update on social media, saying he was forced into this.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 17, 2020
Either way, the relationship is torn, and he is likely to play for another team in 2020.
Newton’s sudden availability could detour the Colts’ thinking on a quarterback.
As Werder previously stated, the Colts have been high on Rivers.
Still, you can’t hide the fact that Newton is just 30 years old, compared to Rivers who is 38, and that both would cost roughly the same.
If Newton is on the Panthers roster in 2020, he’ll cost $21.1 million against the salary cap.
A two-year contract for Rivers is probably going to be in the same ballpark.
First Priority: Phillip Rivers
As of now, the Colts have already discussed a contract with the longtime Los Angeles Charger.
The #Colts have had discussions with free agent QB Philip Rivers, source said. And while nothing is done, he’s a clear target for Indy. We shall see if they can agree on the money.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
Rivers was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection during his time in San Diego/Los Angeles.
Rivers threw for 4,615 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions through 16 games with the Chargers in 2019.
It was the second-most interceptions he has thrown since 2016 where he threw 21 picks.
His completion percentage was at 66% in 2019 and his career average is 64.7% through 16 seasons.
However, one cannot deny that he has a Hall of Fame resume.
PHILIP RIVERS H.O.F. WORTHY?
QB Rating -95.1
— The Spread (@SHIZZ_U) February 11, 2020
Poor Jacoby Brissett.
After starting last season after Andrew Luck unexpectantly retired, he nearly rallied the Colts to a playoff berth.
Instead, he is sitting at home, wondering who he is going to compete with at quarterback.