Colts news: Indianapolis could start QB Jacoby Brissett in Week 2
After getting traumatized in a 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts are left picking up the pieces, wondering what went wrong and how they can fix it before Week 2 comes around. They have to do so without including Andrew Luck in their Week 2 plans, with the quarterback ruled out for the next game against the Arizona Cardinals as he continues to recover from a shoulder surgery.
Week 1 starter Scott Tolzien, who’s supposed to be the placeholder at the quarterback position until Luck is fit enough to take the field, isn’t a lock to be under center this coming Sunday, according to a report by Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. When asked by Keefer about the chances of new Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett possibly starting against the Arizona Cardinals, head coach Chuck Pagano seemed open to the possibility, though he didn’t say anything certain.
“It’s something that we’ll discuss later tonight and tomorrow as we game plan,” Pagano said of the potential switch at quarterback.
Tolzien was an instant disaster against the Rams, as he threw a couple of interceptions that ended up being returned for touchdowns for Los Angeles. Overall, he had 128 passing yards on 9-of-18 attempts with zero touchdowns before being replaced by Brissett in the fourth quarter. For his part, Brissett went 2 of 3 for 51 yards while guiding the Colts to their only touchdown drive of the game.
Brissett was a third-round pick last year by the New England Patriots. He was traded in the preseason to the Colts for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.