Get used to seeing Jacoby Brissett playing under center for the Indianapolis Colts.
That is, until star quarterback Andrew Luck returns.
Brissett, who Indianapolis recently acquired from the New England Patriots in exchange for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, made his Colts debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams in relief of fill-in starter Scott Tolzien. And after watching Brissett complete 2 of 3 passes for 51 yards in a 46-9 loss, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is ready to make the 24-year-old the starter, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports.
Brissett’s sample size with Indianapolis obviously is small. However, upon entering Sunday’s blowout, the second-year QB made an immediate impact.
It’s hard not to feel good for Brissett, who said all the right things while serving as the third QB on the Patriots’ depth chart.
With Luck continuing to work his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, Brissett’s been given a golden opportunity. And who knows, with rumors swirling about Luck’s long-term commitment to the Colts, Brissett could be auditioning for something much greater than a backup role.
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