Jacoby Brissett will still have ‘a role’ in Colts’ offense

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The Colts have been as aggressive as any team in free-agency this offseason, with one of the moves being bringing in a new quarterback.

After Jacoby Brissett led the Colts to a 9-7 record in 2019, many were calling for his time as the starter in Indy to be over. With the signing of Philip Rivers, that came to fruition.

Colts’ head coach Frank Reich still believes in Brissett, however, and says he will still have a role in the offense this season.

The four-year pro was shoved into the starting role last year after the sudden and unexpected retirement of Andrew Luck right before the season began. After a 5-2 start, injuries took a toll on Brissett and the rest of the Colts’ offense.

Despite an up-and-down season, Brissett could still add value to the Colts in certain situations with his big and physical frame,

Looking at teams who have done that around the league before, the one that comes to mind immediately is how the Saints use Taysom Hill. While Drew Brees is the focal point in the offense, Hill is used in many RPO’s and other sets due to his versatility.

While Brissett will likely only be used in certain goal-line or short-yardage situations, his ability to be more mobile than Rivers could be beneficial at times for the Indianapolis Colts.

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