The Indianapolis Colts’ 2019 season just took a major hit when seven-year veteran QB Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement at the age of 29.
The Colts ended their 2018 season with Luck being the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year after injury forced him to miss the entire 2017 season. The Colts suffered in his absence (4-12) yet rejoiced when he returned last year (10-6) and led them to a divisional playoff game. Now as he leaves there is a large deal of uncertainty at the QB position.. or is there?
Former Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett was the Colts’ starter back in 2017 when they went 4-12 and while that should raise some eyebrows as to wonder how well he will fare, you must remember that old situation is similar to this one. Both times Brissett was expected to be a backup who ended up starting in a short time span. So why should fans believe in him? Well, he was only a second year pro back in 2017. Now with a whole year as a starter under his belt and another backing up and learning from Andrew Luck, there’s no reason why fans shouldn’t be optimistic of what Brissett can do.
Brissett is no slouch either, he threw more TD’s than INT’s in his lone starting year (13-7) and now he gets the task of leading the Colts’ franchise for years to come. He’ll be surrounded by wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Devin Fuchess, Deon Cain amongst others.