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Colts will start Jacoby Brissett at quarterback in Week 11 vs. Jags

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The Indianapolis Colts have been hopeful about quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s status for their Week 11 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It seems their optimism has now been justified.

Brissett has been able to get plenty of work in at practice after being sidelined for a game and a half with a knee injury. The Colts have officially announced that he will be the starter versus the Jaguars, via Zak Keefer of The Athletic

Colts will start Jacoby Brissett at QB on Sunday, officially.

Only two others ruled out: Parris Campbell and TY Hilton.

Brissett’s return should provide a much-needed boost to an offense that has struggled mightily in his absence. Although some regression may be expected coming off an injury, it pales in comparison to what quarterback Nick Foles will be feeling now that he is also set to make his return from a broken clavicle he suffered in the 2019 NFL season opener.

The Colts suffered their most crushing loss of the year in a 12-point effort against the Miami Dolphins. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer completed just 18-of-29 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions that ultimately cost them the game. As a result, they are now in desperate need of a win if they are to get back on track in the AFC South.

While Brissett may be back, he will still be without his No. 1 option in the passing game with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton dealing with a calf injury. Regardless, he will need to make do with the weapons at his disposal in order to avoid digging the Colts into a hole heading into the final stretch of the season.