Brissett and fellow Colts QB Philip Rivers both can become unrestricted free agents this offseason, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. With Rivers healthy for the entire 2020 campaign, Brissett's main contribution to the Colts was subbing in for some short-yardage plays. He scored three short rushing TDs and attempted just eight passes, never really getting a chance to rebound from his disappointing performance over 15 starts in 2019. While he's unlikely to find a team that wants him in a starting role, Brissett should at least be recognized as one of the better backup QBs, and he might even be a fallback plan for the Colts if Rivers isn't brought back.
Brissett didn't complete his lone pass but gained two yards on his lone carry in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans. The Colts seemed to give Brissett the reins for an entire drive, but he was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Brissett should continue to spell Philip Rivers in QB sneak situations, as he's logged at least one snap in seven straight games.
Brissett gained two yards on his lone rushing attempt in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans. Brissett also lost a yard while taking a knee. He often takes the field in short-yardage situations, as he's far more effective at the QB sneak than Philip Rivers. Brissett currently has three rushing touchdowns on 11 carries this year.
Brissett was 0-for-2 passing and had three carries for three yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. Brissett continues to be used in goal-line packages and vultured away two touchdowns from the running backs. He also played a series on offense when the game became a blowout.
Brissett was sacked on his only play in Sunday's 27-20 loss at Jacksonville. He went under center and ran a quarterback option play at the goal line. Coach Frank Reich said during the preseason that Brissett could play a handful of snaps per game to take advantage of his mobility. Brissett was brought in for such a situation Sunday, but the play was read easily by the Jacksonville defense and resulted in a critical losing play. Reich may have to reconsider Brissett's usage as a result. Brissett otherwise will serve as the backup to Philip Rivers.
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