Colts appear confident Jacoby Brissett can shoulder the load
Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. The Indianapolis Colts know that, as they struggle without franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck seems like he’s always bitten by the injury bug, as the former Stanford Cardinal is now dealing with a calf injury. But Colts general manager Chris Ballard seems confident in backup signal-caller Jacoby Brissett. Ballard endorsed Brissett at a press conference, according to Colts Wire.
“Look, I understand the importance of Andrew Luck. Are you kidding me? This guy has been one of the top-five quarterbacks in the league. But we also have another quarterback that we like in Jacoby Brissett,” Ballard said.
Brissett is a former New England Patriot who played the entire 2017 season. Brissett was serviceable enough, but also didn’t impress much during his playing time. He had 3,000 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
The Colts are serious AFC contenders this year, but they need Andrew Luck to complete their team. Luck played at a borderline-MVP level last year, and the Colts went to the AFC divisional round.
The offensive line is dominant, the receiving corps is dangerous, and the defense looks capable. Indianapolis is currently projected to win the AFC South.
Without Luck, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Colts finished third or fourth in the division. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are both serious playoff contenders and will contest the Colts even if Luck plays. The Tennessee Titans are a bit of a wild card, as their season could go either way. Hopefully, Luck will be able to stay healthy and lead Indy to a division crown.