QB Jacoby Brissett - Indianapolis Colts

6-4, 231Born: 12-11-1992College: N.C. StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 91 (2016)

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2017 Week 2 vs ARI (20 / 37 / 216 / 0 / 1 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett moved the Colts offense down the field on their opening possession. Brissett converted two third downs with completions to Doyle and Aiken. The drive stalled with Brissett throwing behind TY Hilton but a Cardinals penalty gave the Colts a first and goal. Setting up a 5 yard Frank Gore score. The positives for the remainder of the half were few and far between for the Colts offense. Multiple dropped passes, missed throws, negative run plays, sacks and penalties kept the offense from establishing any sort of rhythm. The Colts did manage another field goal but he drive spanned only 32 yards and consisted of completions to Jack Doyle and Robert Turbin. Brissett connected with Brandon Williams for 20 yards but the completion was followed by two ugly throws one intended for Hilton and the other thrown behind Aiken on a crossing route. Brissett orchestrated another scoring driving with a couple impressive throws. Brissett hit Moncrief down the sideline for 15 yards then Brissett made a very nice back shoulder throw to Doyle for 15 more yards. However, the drive stalled with a penalty and two incompletions. After the scoring drive the Colts offense managed 1 first down the remainder of the game. Brissett's first pass attempt in overtime was intercepted on an ugly throw over the middle to Kamar Aiken.

2017 Week 3 vs CLE (17 / 24 / 259 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 14 / 2 rush)

The Colts offense went three and out on their first two possessions thanks to penalties and a sack. Jacoby Brissett played well from the start and looked more comfortable and confident than the previous week. Brissett engineered a nice scoring drive with two big downfield completions to TY Hilton for 20 and 31 yards. Brissett capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown on a draw play off tackle. The following possession another big completion to Hilton and a roughing the passer penalty moved the Colts into the red zone. Brissett began to move as he felt pressure, spun away from a defender and scrambled for a 7 yard score. Backed up inside his own 5 yard line, Brissett nearly the covered the length of the field with 2 completions. The first was a very nice 34 yard back shoulder throw to Donte Moncrief. The second was completion downfield to Hilton who took the pass and ran another 40 yards to the end zone for 6 points. Brissett put together a fourth consecutive touchdown drive. The drive entailed a long pass interference penalty drawn by TY Hilton and two Frank Gore carries. The Colts offense became much more conservative in the second half with a two score lead. Play calling became run heavy and there were fewer and less successful pass attempts downfield.

2017 Week 4 vs SEA (16 / 29 / 157 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 33 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett did not play well and the Colts struggled to sustain drives against the Seahawks. Brissett targeted Kamar Aiken who was running quick out route but the pass was undercut and intercepted by Justin Coleman and returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Brissett responded to his interception with a less than impressive touchdown drive. The drive was aided by two Seahawks penalties that gave the Colts first downs. Brissett also made an errant throw downfield that could have been intercepted by three different Seahawks. The scoring drive featured a screen pass to Gore for 19 yards, a nice 3rd down conversion to Hilton and a 25 yards scramble by Brissett. Robert Turbin scored the 1 yard touchdown. The Colts went for a 2 point conversion following the score and Brissett opted to throw to Doyle and the pass was broken up while he had TY Hilton wide open. The Colts put together another scoring drive following a Russell Wilson interception. Brissett capped the drive with a very nice back shoulder throw to Donte Moncrief beating Shaquill Griffin for 18 yards and a score. After an interception put the Colts in great field position, Brissett threw two ugly passes downfield missing Doyle and Hilton who both had separation for big plays forcing a field goal attempt. Brissett was hit as he threw forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Bobby Wagner. Brissett looked out of sorts and hesitant the remainder of the game.

2017 Week 5 vs SF (22 / 34 / 314 / 0 / 1 pass, 8 / 14 / 1 rush)

Jacoby Brissett moved the Colts into field goal range on their opening possession. Brissett threw completions to Aiken, Moncrief and Brandon Williams but the drive stalled with a penalty and sack. The Colts next four possessions stalled with Brissett unable to connect with his receivers downfield while the run game struggled, and penalties and sacks piled up. The most notable play was when Brissett dropped a dime to TY Hilton 40 yards downfield but Hilton dropped the easy catch. Brissett got back in gear with completions of 16 and 26 to Hilton. Brissett did very well escaping the pocket and making a precise throw on the 26 yard completion. An incompletion to Hilton at the goal line forced a field goal attempt. A methodical drive aided by penalties once again put the Colts in the red zone but a sack and a fumble forced another field goal attempt. The Colts first touchdown drive featured a 26 yard screen pass to Frank Gore and two nice runs by Marlon Mack. The ensuing possession Brissett completed an impressive 60 yard bomb to Hilton that went for a gain of 63. Brissett's delivery looked effortless and he hit Hilton in stride. Brissett capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown on a designed quarterback draw. Brissett made 2 beautiful throws to Moncrief and Hilton for gains of 15 and 46 to open overtime and move the Colts into the red zone. Brissett then threw an ugly interception to an underneath defender he did not see on a potential game winning throw. A long run by Marlon Mack set up the game winning field goal.

2017 Week 6 vs TEN (21 / 37 / 212 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 15 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett played well and moved the Colts offense down the field on their opening possession. Brissett through what would have been an 18 yard touchdown to Moncrief but the pass was dropped forcing a field goal attempt. Brissett continued to play well and orchestrated a touchdown drive on the Colts second possession. Brissett completed to Moncrief and Hilton to move the Colts into the red zone and capped the drive with an 8 yard pass to Jack Doyle. Brissett again moved the Colts into the red zone on a methodical march down the field. The drive stalled with 3 incompletions inside the 10 yard line. The Titans had excellent coverage on all three plays but Brissett did miss a potential touchdown to TY Hilton. The Colts found very little offensive success in the second half after an excellent first half. The Colts first four possessions of the second half netted no first downs thanks to drops by Marlon Mack and Jack Doyle, a fumble by Doyle, and consistent pressure on Brissett. The Colts first offensive points of the second half came after a 60 yard kick return by Tyler Bray. Brissett and the offense managed one first down before settling for a field goal.

2017 Week 7 vs JAX (22 / 37 / 200 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 31 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense were shut out by the Jaguars. The Colts struggled to maintain any sort of offense and get first downs. The Jaguars did an excellent job of stopping the run game and shutting down big plays in the passing game. A combination of excellent coverage and an outstanding pass rush kept the Colts passing game from finding a rhythm. Brissett could rarely step up in the pocket or stay in the pocket for an extended period of time. The Jaguars did an outstanding job of collapsing the pocket and not letting Brissett outside of 2 scrambles by Brissett. The Colts offensive line and Brissett should each shoulder the blame for the 10 sacks Jacksonville amassed. Linemen were beat cleanly at times and Brissett failed to throw the ball away at other times. Brissett lost confidence in his protection as the game progressed and he began to anticipate pressure.

2017 Week 8 vs CIN (25 / 39 / 233 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett was sacked twice on the Colts opening possession. Brissett was forced to escape the pocket because of an unblocked defender off the edge then held the ball too long and stepped up into a collapsing pocket. A drop by Hilton and a false start penalty quickly killed the Colts second possession. A holding penalty and a drop by Kamar Aiken forced another quick punt on the Colts ensuing drive. Following a muffed punt giving the Colts great starting field position another drop by Aiken forced a field goal attempt. Brissett and the offense finally found success with back to back completions to Doyle. Brissett first hit Doyle down then seam for 17 then beat man to man coverage with a nice throw for a 13 yard touchdown. Brissett set the Colts up for another field goal attempt with completions to Kamar Aiken and Doyle giving the Colts a 13-10 lead at halftime. Brissett led the Colts down the field on a methodical drive to open the second half. The drive culminated in a 24 yard screen pass to Marlon Mack for a touchdown. The Colts managed another field goal off of a Bengals turnover but were largely ineffective the remainder of the game. Brissett had his pass batted, intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Carlos Dunlap to give the Bengals the lead.

2017 Week 9 vs HOU (20 / 30 / 308 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett completed all 4 of his pass attempts on the Colts opening possession for 88 yards and touchdown. Brissett completed to Chester Rogers, Frank Gore, and Brandon Williams to move the ball near midfield. Brissett then connected with a wide open TY Hilton for a 45 yard touchdown. The Colts managed just one first down on their three ensuing possessions. Brissett missed underneath throws to Kamar Aiken and Hilton to move the chains. Frank Gore dropped what would have been a third down conversion. Brissett got the Colts into field goal range with a completion to TY Hilton down the sideline for 30 yards. Hilton came wide open between the corner and safety in coverage. Running the two minute offense before halftime, Brissett was blindsided by a safety on a blitz and fumbled. The fumble was returned for a touchdown. A hands to the face penalty negated a first down and forced a punt to open the second half. Brissett hit TY Hilton on a shallow cross who took the pass all the way to the end zone for an 80 yard touchdown to get the Colts offense back on track. Brissett managed the clock and took underneath completion the remainder of the game.

2017 Week 10 vs PIT (14 / 24 / 222 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)

The Colts offense could not get anything going on their first two possessions. The first sign of life for the offense came when Jacoby Brissett connected with Donte Moncrief, who came wide open running a double move, for a 60 yard touchdown to get the Colts on the board. Brissett put together another scoring drive on the Colts ensuing possession. Brissett connected with TY Hilton, Chester Rogers, and Marlon Mack for first downs to set up a field goal attempt. Brissett held the ball too long and took an ugly sack to stall the Colts final possession of the half. Brissett connected with Rogers twice to open the second half first to convert a 3rd down. Then Brissett found Rogers wide open downfield on a blown coverage for a 61 yard touchdown. The Colts gained one first down on their next two possessions and the first down was thanks to on a hands to the face penalty on Pittsburgh. Brissett was examined after taking a hit to the head but did not miss a snap. Brissett was intercepted on the ensuing possession. His pass went through the hands of Jack Doyle right to Ryan Shazier. The Colts went three and out on their next drive with Brissett absorbing three hits and two sacks unable to find anyone downfield. With 6 minutes remaining and with the game tied, the Colts offense could not muster any points.

2017 Week 12 vs TEN (17 / 29 / 196 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett had an ugly opening series missing two throws less than 10 yards downfield and absorbing sack with Jack Doyle open underneath. The Colts ensuing possession featured a holding penalty and another third down sack as Brissett tried to step up in a muddied pocket. An illegal use of hands penalty on the defense negated what would have been the third consecutive third down sack surrendered by Brissett and the Colts offensive line. The drive continued thanks to the penalty and gave the Colts offense some life. Brissett connected with Jack Doyle down the seam for 20 yards to set up a field goal attempt. On their next drive, Brissett got into a rhythm and moved the Colts into the red zone with completions to Doyle, Mack and Moncrief. The drive stalled with yet another sack. The Colts managed a touchdown before halftime thanks to outstanding field position following an interception. To open the second half Brissett moved the Colts down the field methodically with 3rd down conversions to Chester Rogers and Doyle. The drive stalled with another 3rd down sack forcing another field goal attempt. Brissett connected with Doyle down the seam for 26 yards but missed TY Hilton deep who had a step of separation on a potential 44 yard touchdown. The Colts final two possessions stalled with the game on the line because of off target underneath throws by Brissett. Brissett missed a throw through a small window to Hilton and was late throwing to Rogers on what should have been an easy completion.

2017 Week 13 vs JAX (21 / 36 / 174 / 1 / 2 pass, 6 / 36 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett and the Colts were unable to establish any sort of offensive rhythm. Brissett had very little success throwing the ball downfield. The Colts showed a commitment to running the football to open the game. The Colts were rewarded with a 25 yard carry by Marlon Mack to set up a field goal. Brissett and the Colts moved into field goal range running their two minute offense with methodical short passes. Brissett took points off the board with an ugly underthrow to TY Hilton that was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey. The Colts put together a touchdown drive to open the second half. Nice runs by Gore and Brissett set up a 40 yard completion to TY Hilton for a touchdown. Hilton came wide open on what appeared to be a blown coverage. The Colts quickly went 3 and out on their ensuing possession. Brissett dropped a dime to Donte Moncrief for a 30 yard gain but Moncrief could not get his feet in bounds. The only first down the Colts got during their next two drives was due to a roughing the passer penalty. Brissett was intercepted by Tashaun Gipson who undercut Chester Rogers over the middle.

2017 Week 14 vs BUF (11 / 22 / 69 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)

The Colts first possession featured 11 rushing attempts and 0 pass attempts. 9 of those carries went to Frank Gore. The drive eventually stalled deep in Bills territory forcing a field goal attempt that Adam Vinatieri missed from 33 yards out. Jacoby Brissett attempted just two passes in the first half. The first was a check down to Marlon Mack and the second was a throwaway resulting in an intentional grounding penalty. Brissett overthrew Chester Rogers who was open for a potential 33 yard touchdown. Brissett redeemed himself by putting together a 9 minute touchdown drive with the game on the line. Brissett completed to Hilton 3 times, once to Gore, and once to Mack before hitting Jack Doyle for the game tying touchdown. Brissett successfully converted a 2 point attempt after the touchdown but the play was negated by penalty. Vinatieri had a chance to win the game with a 43 yard field goal but his kick was well off the mark. The Colts were unable to get anything going during their one possession in overtime.

2017 Week 15 vs DEN (17 / 30 / 158 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 18 / 1 rush)

Jacoby Brissett managed to not turn the ball over and took fewer unnecessary sacks than in previous games but could not get the passing game going. Almost all of Brissett's throws traveled less than 10 yards downfield. The limited success the offense found came from long drives and not explosive plays. Starting in excellent field position following a turnover, the Colts offense put together a touchdown drive to open the game. Brissett completed to Frank Gore and TY Hilton before going untouched on a 7 yard touchdown scramble. Brissett set up a field goal attempt with a 20 yard completion to Ross Travis to give the Colts a 10-0 lead. To open the second half Brissett again got the Colts into field goal range with underneath passing and reliance on the run game. Brissett's most noteworthy throw during the possession was a throw over the middle to Chester Rogers that should have been intercepted by Darian Stewart. The Colts managed just 2 first downs on their final three possessions as they went pass heavy trailing by 2 scores.

2017 Week 16 vs BAL (16 / 33 / 215 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)

Brissett was victimized by drops on the first drive of the game and on the two-minute drill, but he also had a few throws go awry to slow down the offense, including a pass to TY Hilton in the red zone. A long pass to Hilton that could have been an even bigger play only got the team into field goal range because it was low. Brissett did account for the only Colts touchdown of the day on a screen pass to Frank Gore. A pass to Hilton got the team into field goal range again, but another pass behind Hilton stalled the drive before it got into the red zone. Brissett was able to convert a 4th down with a run to keep the team alive. He led a field goal drive to get the Colts within a score, and a blocked punt set the team up in Ravens territory for a chance to tie, but Brissett was under pressure and a pass into coverage in TY Hilton on fourth down fell incomplete.

2017 Week 17 vs HOU (15 / 25 / 114 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 18 / 0 rush)

Early on, Brissett disappointed by missing a long throw that would have been a huge play to TY Hilton, if not a touchdown. He settled down to get in a rhythm and make crisp reads and throws, including on key third downs. Brissett was strong in the pocket and sidestepped pressure or shrugged off a rusher more than once. He found Jack Doyle for an easy short score, although he was still prone to some bouts of choppy play and processing when the initial read wasn't there. Brissett's best throw of the day was a big league toss on the move downfield to Chester Rogers. He'll be an excellent backup in 2018.

2016 Week 2 vs MIA (6 / 9 / 92 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)

Brissett was forced into action after a Jimmy Garoppolo injury, and it was clear the coaches completely dialed back the playbook. All his throws were either screens, behind the line of scrimmage, or very short routes, indicating he wasn't going to throw any deep or even chunk balls, considering the Patriots were up on the Dolphins. Brissett did have an ugly fumble, but the Patriots luckily recovered the ball. He'll have a short week to prepare for a nasty Texans defense.

2016 Week 3 vs HOU (11 / 19 / 103 / 0 / 0 pass, 8 / 48 / 1 rush)

Jacoby Brissett wasn't asked to do much beyond take care of the ball and manage the game against the Texans, and he did that to perfection. His line held up surprisingly well considering the nature of the Texans pass rush, and there wasn't anything egregious on his part. His touchdown run was a thing of beauty, as he had wide open grass of a play fake. He juked a defender out of his shoes near the goal line for his first NFL touchdown, which he amusingly handed to Bill Belichick after scoring. Brissett could have had a passing touchdown, but Julian Edelman dropped a diving grab in the end zone. He also fired well high of Rob Gronkowski on a fade route. The game plan clearly called for running more than passing, but thanks to defensive and special teams efforts, Brissett did what he needed to in order to get a win.

2016 Week 4 vs BUF (17 / 27 / 205 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 23 / 0 rush)

Though his stat line shows a modest 205 yards, the reality is, the Patriots couldn't get anything going on offense. Jacoby Brissett did a few things to hurt, but not enough to help. His costliest mistake was a brutal fumble as the Patriots were nearing the Bills end zone for the first score. He also missed some easy throws, including an overthrown on a crucial third down to an open Danny Amendola. Brissett was under siege for a generous portion of the game, and was clearly not at his best when under pressure. His thumb didn't seem to ail him much, though it was heavily wrapped. The only time he really got much going was to Martellus Bennett, and Bennett had much of his yards after the catch beyond his long gain. Brissett will go back to 3rd string duties, possibly as soon as next week.