Colts Turned Down Two Trade Offers For Backup QB Jacoby Brissett

Stephen Holder of the Indy Star reported that the Colts turned down two trade offers from teams for backup QB Jacoby Brissett this offseason and plan to keep him on their roster moving forward.

According to Holder, the identity of the interested teams in Brissett wasn’t revealed to him.

On Friday, Colts GM Chris Ballard was asked about his opinion of keeping Brissett in the long term.

“He’s committed, he’s a great teammate, he’s got juice, he holds people accountable, he holds himself accountable. I love Jacoby,” Ballard said, via the Indy Star. “Jacoby Brissett is going to play in this league a long time. If I learned anything last year, it was the value of a backup quarterback who can get it done, and I think Jacoby can do that.

Brissett, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $3.411 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $735,076 and $890,114 over the next two years.

The Patriots traded Brisset to the Colts coming out of the preseason last year in return for WR Phillip Dorsett.

In 2017, Brissett had appeared in all 16 games and thrown for 3,098 yards while completing 58.8 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 240 yards and four touchdowns.

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