Colts GM Chris Ballard says he hasn’t received ‘good enough’ trade offers for Jacoby Brissett
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich was not shy about expressing his desire to keep quarterback Jacoby Brissett around for the 2019 NFL season. It appears he is on the same page a general manager Chris Ballard.
Ballard made it clear that it would take quite a deal in order to convince them to trade Brissett. According to Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan, it seems no such offer was made this offseason:
The trade offers have not been abundant, but the ones that have been pitched to the Colts for Brissett have not been enough to part ways with their backup quarterback.
Ballard said it would take something that “blew him away” to make such a move and clearly that hasn’t happened.
Ballard’s comments indicate that Brissett is likely set to play out the final year of his rookie contract in Indianapolis. It is safe to say that Reich is happy with the prospect of keeping his coveted backup around for another year even if they get nothing in return.
Brissett had been groomed in the New England Patriots’ system to start his career. As a result, the Colts pulled the trigger on a deal that would make him the temporary starter in place of the injured Andrew Luck and he was able to show plenty of promise during his time under center.
He has since been the subject of several trade rumors over the last two offseasons. Even if he does not take a single snap in 2019, the 26-year-old’s prospects are still looking bright when he tests the waters of free agency after this season.