Colts QB Jacoby Brissett is on pace to lead the NFL in passing TD’s
There was no one besides Frank Reich and Chris Ballard who believed that Jacoby Brissett would be this good as a starting quarterback. Through the first six games for the Indianapolis Colts, Brissett is on pace to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns.
When Andrew Luck suddenly retired, the expectations for the Colts plummeted for the 2019 season. Instead of them conforming to those expectations, Indianapolis has gotten off to a 4-2 start and they have the sole lead of the AFC South.
Brissett currently has thrown for 1,388 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions this season. His 14 touchdown passes for the Colts are fourth in the NFL; only behind Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan.
The only thing is, Brissett is the only quarterback among those four guys that hasn’t played in seven games due to having a bye week already. With him having 14 passing touchdowns, the Colts signal-caller is on pace to have 37 touchdowns this season.
At the same time, Brissett is on pace for 4,164 yards and just nine interceptions. Before the season began, there was no one on this Earth who would’ve envisioned him having the season that he’s projected to have.
Among the passing touchdown leaders, Mahomes and Ryan are both dealing with injuries. Furthermore, Mahomes is already ruled out in Week 8 and Ryan was seen in a walking boot after Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Therefore, Wilson is likely the only quarterback ahead of Brissett who has a chance of maintaining his spot at the top.
With Brissett having yet another big-time performance in Week 7, it’s approaching the time to begin mentioning him as a possible MVP candidate.