Colts think knee injury has been a part of Jacoby Brissett’s struggles
Minor injuries can have a serious weight on the performance of a player’s abilities in a season. And with looking at how Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett was looking before his knee injury to now, it’s obvious that it’s affecting him in a negative way.
In the first eight weeks of the season, Brissett took the Colts to a 5-2 record and looked impressive in his attempt to replace the retired Andrew Luck. However, once suffering the knee injury, the team went 2-6 and are looking on the outside of making the playoffs and a lot of it is due to the injury, according to Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, via Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star.
“I know he is going to tell you no. [But] I’ve seen a little bit in the last two steps of his drop has been a little bit different since the knee injury, which messes up timing a little bit. It has to do with his knee. I know exactly what he will say, but I have definitely noticed the last two steps that have been a little bit effected.”
The numbers for Brissett have gone down as well. In eight starts to begin the year, Brissett was completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 1,649 yards with 14 touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer rating of 99.7. In the six starts since returning to the Colts’ lineup, Brissett has completed just 57.5 percent of his passes for 1,131 yards with four touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer rating of 75.8.
However, Sirianni is still riding with his quarterback as well as the rest of the team.
“We’re 100 percent confident in Jacoby and the things that he can do.”
The Colts hope to see some of the old production from the 27-year-old quarterback.