With Andrew Luck looking doubtful, Colts acquire Jacoby Brissett from Patriots

Rachel Hardy
September 3, 2017

Lastly, the Colts will carry four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster-at least for the time being, as it's likely only a temporary number until the team's new trade acquisition Jacoby Brissett fully learns the playbook in the next week or so with backup Stephen Morris most likely on the bubble.

The Indianapolis Colts are finally coming around to the fact that Andrew Luck will not be ready for their Week 1 opener against the Los Angeles Rams, his surgically repaired shoulder not yet healed enough to play. Brissett, a solid backup quarterback option for the Colts, played well last season when Tom Brady sat out due to suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo went down with injury.

Dorsett, 24, is entering his third professional season and in his two years with the Colts caught 51 passes for 753 total yards and three touchdowns. Brissett completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts in the 40-38 defeat, throwing for 341 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. The 2016 third-round pick saw action in three games, completing 34 of 55 passes for 400 yards in those games, and finishing 1-1 in his two starts for New England previous year during Brady's suspension after backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt.

Past year his numbers went up - 33 catches, 528 yards, two TD, with just one fumble.

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Brissett (pronounced briss-ETTE), 23, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (91st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

At first glance though, the biggest cuts not previously leaked for the Colts appear to be former starting nose tackle David Parry-who started all 32 games for the defense over the past two seasons, and rotational interior defensive lineman T.Y. The Patriots could use the receiver depth regardless, especially following the season-ending knee injury to veteran Julian Edelman.

So even though Brissett looked strong as a rookie - and even led the Patriots to a 27-0 win over the Houston Texans in his first start - he's still not a player who matters much to the team. His rookie contract is up after this season, but all signs to the Patriots believing in him as the successor to Brady. A product of UCLA, he has played in 27 National Football League games in three seasons with one start.

So why did the Patriots make the trade?

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