Though Brissett has been with the Colts for less than a month after being acquired from the Patriots prior to final roster cuts, Tolzien performed poorly enough as starter in the team's embarrassing loss to the Rams in Week 1 for coach Chuck Pagano to go in a different direction. If Andrew Luck's shoulder injury keeps him sidelined for the foreseeable future and Brissett fails to ignite the offense or succumbs to an injury, it's possible that Tolzien gets another look as the team's signal caller, but he's unlikely to yield promising results in that scenario. For his career, the 30-year-old Tolzien owns a mediocre 61.6 quarterback rating and a 2:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Tolzien is expected to be cede the starting quarterback job to Jacoby Brissett for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Tolzien had a rough go of it in Week 1, completing just nine of his 18 pass attempts and throwing two interceptions before being removed from the game in favor of Brissett. The poor outing led to the duo splitting the practice reps this week, and apparently the team is ready to go in a different direction just one week into the season. The Colts have not confirmed the swap, but expect that to happen one way or another at some point Friday.
Tolzien tossed a pair of pick-sixes prior to being removed in the fourth quarter of Sunday's blowout loss to the Rams. Brissett proceeded to lead the Colts' only touchdown drive of the game, albeit with the outcome already determined. The Colts seem to be leaning toward Brissett for Week 2, but Tolzien might be able to change the team's mind if he turns in a strong week of practice.
Tolzien completed nine of 18 passes for 128 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's game against the Rams. He also gained two yards on two carries.
Tolzien got off to an inauspicious start to his tenure as the Colts' starter, throwing a pick-six on his very first pass attempt. He struggled to generate anything downfield as he averaged just 7.1 yards per attempt and saw a second interception returned for a score midway through the third quarter. Jacoby Brissett was brought in for the fourth quarter, and although he attempted just three throws, he seemed to be more efficacious at running the offense than Tolzien. It remains to be seen who will start next week's game agianst the Cardinals, but at this point it would not be a surprise if Brissett got the nod.
With Andrew Luck (shoulder) still not practicing and Jacoby Brissett just acquired over the weekend, there wasn't much doubt Tolzien would get the Week 1 start in Los Angeles. The Colts might consider moving to Brissett for Week 2 if Tolzien struggles in the opener and Luck still isn't ready.
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