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Colts won’t ask Jacoby Brissett to be Andrew Luck

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In the wake of Andrew Luck’s surprising retirement, Jacoby Brissett will be the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. Though entirely competent to do so, and considered as a future starter before the news, the Colts aren’t going to ask Brissett to emulate Luck.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard talked about Brissett filling in for Luck recently. He said, per CBS 4 Indy’s Mike Chappel,

“We’ve got a good football team. This is a good football team. We’re young, good on both fronts, some good, young skill players and a good young quarterback in Jacoby Brissett.”

“We’re not gonna ask Jacoby Brissett to be Andrew Luck. Andrew Luck was a unique, unique player. But Jacoby Brissett is a winning football player in this league. Jacoby Brissett is a rare, rare leader. He is. He’s a rare human being, man. The locker room loves Jacoby Brissett. They love him.”

The Colts aren’t exactly primed to tank with Brissett as they did with him in 2017. The fourth-year former N.C. State Wolfpack quarterback has inherited a roster built to win; considering they had 12-1 odds to win the Super Bowl before the retirement.

The offensive line is up there with some of the NFL’s best (highlighted by Quinnen Williams — who Brissett helped tank for). They also have a speedy room of receivers — with T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Devin Funchess, an up-and-coming defense ready to compete, and a head coach that led the team to the playoffs in 2018. Though Brissett isn’t Andrew Luck, the team should remain as foes to whoever they play.