The New England Patriots are in need of a quarterback after Tom Brady bolted for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Could they bring back a familiar face?

According to Buffalo Bills reporter Sal Capaccio, some people around the NFL feel that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett will ultimately return to the Patriots “one way or the other.”

Brissett has spent the last three seasons with the Colts. He is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he was thrust into the starting role after Andrew Luck suddenly retired a couple of weeks before the season began.

The 27-year-old experienced some success early on, leading Indianapolis to a 5-2 record over the first seven games. He actually looked as if he could be the Colts' franchise quarterback. However, the wheels fell offer as Indianapolis ended the season with a 7-9 record.

Brissett ended up throwing for just 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also completed 60.9 percent of his passes and posted a passer rating of 88.0. Indy ended up signing Philip Rivers to man the quarterback position earlier this week.

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Of course, Brissett's lack of production during the second half of 2019 was hardly all his fault. The Colts' offense was ravaged by injuries, severely limiting Brissett's weapons. Even Brissett himself missed a game due to a sprained MCL.

The North Carolina State product actually began his career in New England back in 2016. He started a couple of games for the Pats while Brady was suspended due to Deflategate.

The Patriots then traded Brissett to the Colts for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett just before the 2017 campaign started.

Of course, Brissett is still under contract with Indianapolis. So if New England wants to acquire him, it would have to come via trade.