Brissett is expected to start this week against Tennessee, but is still in the league's concussion protocol, head coach Chuck Pagano told Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.
Brissett was placed in the concussion protocol after developing symptoms following the Week 10 loss to the Steelers. He'll likely just need to show he's fine after a practice or two before clearing the protocol. He did take snaps in Monday's practice.
Brissett is in the NFL's concussion protocol after developing symptoms following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Steelers, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Per the report, the QB was checked out twice during the course of Sunday's game, but he was deemed able to carry on. In the process, Brissett completed 14 of 24 passes for 222 yards with two TDs and a pick to go along with four carries for seven yards. Brissett will now have added time to recover from his concussion symptoms, considering the Colts are on bye in Week 11.
Brissett completed 20 of 30 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns while adding two carries for 12 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 20-14 win over Houston.
Brissett connected with T.Y. Hilton for a 45-yard touchdown in the first quarter and would have taken at least a 10-0 lead into the locker room if not for a 34-yard sack-fumble touchdown by Houston with under a minute left before halftime. The 23-year-old quarterback added an 80-yard score to Hilton in the second half while topping 300 passing yards for just the second time in his career. He'll be a serviceable option for the rest of the season with Andrew Luck (shoulder) on injured reserve.
It's an assignment that Brissett has held since Week 2, but there previously had been a degree of hope that Luck would return to action at some point down the stretch. Brissett will now look to help the 2-6 Colts engineer a turnaround in the second half of their 2017 season, beginning with Sunday's road matchup against the Texans. Brissett tossed two TDs in Week 8, but prior to that had recorded just three passing scores in his previous six starts. Overall, he's logged a 5:4 TD:INT ratio, while having added 32 carries for 135 yards and three rushing TDs. Looking ahead, Brissett's fantasy upside appears modest, but it is conceivable that his outlook could brighten on that front if the Colts are able to open up their passing game, while getting wideouts T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief more involved.
Brissett completed 25 of 39 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 24-23 loss to Cincinnati.
It was the first game this season in which Brissett threw multiple touchdown passes and just the second time he accounted for multiple scores in a game. The second-year passer appears likely to hold onto the starting job for the foreseeable future, as Andrew Luck's (shoulder) most recent setback shrouds his availability in even greater uncertainty. Unsurprisingly, the offense isn't functioning at anywhere near the same level of efficiency with Brissett behind center, as he's accounted for just eight touchdowns in seven starts and has failed to push the ball downfield, averaging under six yards per attempt in five of seven starts. He takes on a top-10 pass defense in Houston next week.
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