The Indianapolis Colts are considering starting the newly acquired Jacoby Brissett at quarterback for the team’s Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, according to Zak Keefer of The Indy Star. The Colts just traded for the former New England Patriots backup 10 days ago, but after an embarrassing 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams this past week, Indianapolis may need some type of spark to get it going.
“It’s something that we’ll discuss later tonight and tomorrow as we game plan,” said Colts head coach Chuck Pagano of potentially starting Brissett over Scott Tolzien. “You gotta do what’s best for the football team and give us the best chance to move the ball and put points on the board.”
Brissett replaced Tolzien during the fourth quarter of Indianapolis’ blowout loss to the Rams. Tolzien exited after completing nine of his 18 passing attempts en route to throwing for 128 yards and two interceptions that were both returned for touchdowns. The Colts were trailing 37-3 when Tolzien departed. Brissett entered the game and immediately connected with wide receiver Donte Moncrief on a 50-yard strike. Indianapolis then scored its first touchdown of the contest on the very next play.
“Two pick-sixes; you’re not going to win many games in the NFL doing that,” said Tolzien. “It’s a team effort, but I certainly want to own this one and put it on me. You always feel guilty when you let your team down, and we’ve got a lot to improve on. Starting with me.”
The Colts are just trying to bide time until Andrew Luck returns, but by that point, it may very well be too late.