Colts expected to make move for veteran backup quarterback
With only a few days left before the 2019 NFL season kicks into gear, the team is most likely looking for a possible replacement for their star quarterback behind Jacoby Brissett.
The Athletic’s Stephen Holder tweeted his two cents about the debacle and the steps the franchise is taking in its sudden post-Luck era.
I would be stunned if the Colts aren’t already working feverishly to make a quarterback move of some kind. Their options are limited, but they need a veteran backup behind Brissett. [I asked general manager] Chris Ballard this last night and it was clear he knows what needs to be done.
However, it is quite late into the preseason process and there aren’t any likely teams who would consider making a trade with them.
Holder once again addresses this potential issue with another tweet:
Making a trade might be their best option. No idea who’s available, but the Colts certainly have draft picks to work with.
Nonetheless, if the Colts fail to attract a single offer for their picks, a tanking season is well within their best interests. They may also choose to tank the season even after making the trade if the talent is there.
One thing is for sure, though: it will be hard to replace a man of Luck’s quality. In the 16 games he played as Colts QB last season, he completed 430 passes for 4,593 yards. He notched 39 touchdowns and had his lowest interception percentages in four years. The leadership he also provided to the team is not something that can be replaced overnight.
It will be interesting to see how the Colts will address their quarterback situation. Colts fans should prepare themselves for a long season ahead.