The Indiana Colts are looking to starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Brissett will replace Scott Tolzien, who started for the team on week 1. Tolzien will be heading to the bench, and by all accounts Brissett was actually informed of the team’s decision to start him on Monday.
It’s been a tough off season for Colts fans, they highly criticized the teams owners in the run up to this season for not upgrading their backup QB situation.
It was right around the 53-man cutdown deadline, that the Colts acquired Brissett from the Patriots in exchange for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. The logic was that Brissett was supposed to be Tolzien’s backup while Andrew Luck recovered from his injury, but Tolzien’s abysmal performance in last week’s season opener has catapulted Brissett into the starting QB job.
It was earlier this week that Colts coach Chuck Pagano aluded to the fact that he was thinking about starting Brissett.
Talking about Brissett, Pagano said: “He’s got a sense of calm to him, poise.” Adding: “Obviously, you love his physical traits, he’s a big man. He can see over things. … Been there before, so obviously it’s not too big.”
Anything is better than Tolzien’s display last week. He went 9-of-18 in the season opener for 128 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked four times.