Colts’ Jacoby Brissett reveals why he’d get fined if were an XFL player
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett attended his first XFL game this past weekend, and after spending some time watching how things unfolded, he realized he probably wouldn’t be able to play in the league.
Not because of the rules or the gameplay; but because of the in-game interviews.
“I wouldn’t be able to do it,” Brissett said, according to Scott Horner of The Indianapolis Star. “A lot of curse words come out of my mouth … so I guess I’d get fined a lot. It’s not for me.”
Well, I guess that’s as good of a reason as any.
Brissett is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 15 games and threw for 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 60.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88.
As a result of his rather shoddy production, the Colts are said to be in the market for a quarterback this offseason, with some pegging veteran Philip Rivers as the most likely candidate to supplant Brissett.
However, in Brissett’s defense, he was thrust into the starting role last minute following Andrew Luck’s retirement a couple of weeks before the regular season started, and Indianapolis’ offense was ravaged by injuries throughout the year.
As a matter of fact, Brissett played well over the first half of the season and was a fringe MVP candidate at that point. However, wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell, running back Marlon Mack and tight end Eric Ebron all missed significant time due to injuries in the second half, and even Brissett himself missed a game due to a sprained MCL.
It remains to be seen what direction Indy decides to go this offseason, but based on the circumstances surrounding Brissett’s 2019 season, it would not be surprising to see the club give the 27-year-old another chance next year.