Colts HC Chuck Pagano told reporters on Monday that they’ll discuss the possibility of starting Jacoby Brissett over Scott Tolzien in Week 2, even though Brissett has been a member of the team for a few weeks.
“It’s something that we’ll discuss later tonight and tomorrow as we game plan,” Pagano said, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. “You gotta do what’s best for the football team and give us the best chance to move the ball and put points on the board.”
Pagano admitted that it would be challenging to go with Brissett based on the short period of time he’s had to learn the Colts’ playbook.
“That’s a lot, obviously,” Pagano said. “There’s nobody that can come in and digest and learn a playbook in that period of time. There’s challenges with any quarterback in any system in any NFL building.”
Brissett admitted that he’s still a “work in progress” until he’s up to speed on the Colts’ offense.
“I played not even a quarter,” Brissett said. “That’s not my job to tell who the starter is or not. That’s the coach’s job. It’s my job to go out there and just compete and continue to learn. I’ve been here a week, but it’s a work in progress.”
Brissett, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.411 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $580,038 and $735,076 over the next two years.
The Patriots traded Brisset to the Colts coming out of the preseason in return for WR Phillip Dorsett.
This season, Brissett has thrown for 51 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions while completing 2 of 3 pass attempts.