Colts to reportedly hold Jacoby Brissett out of third preseason game
There are still some indications that the Indianapolis Colts are not certain that quarterback Andrew Luck will be ready to start in Week 1 of the NFL season.
According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, the Colts will not play backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The 26-year-old is still listed as the Colts’ starter on the depth chart and will remain in that spot until Luck proves he can practice. Indianapolis will be holding starters out of Saturday’s game, and for now, Brissett fits that label.
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett won’t play tomorrow night vs. the Bears, per source.
Team sitting the majority of starters, and at this point, Brissett is QB1 until Andrew Luck returns to practice. That could come as early as Monday.
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 23, 2019
Brissett has 17 NFL starts to his name, with 15 of them coming in 2017. He threw for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions that year.
There are still some major physical issues that Luck is reportedly having. There’s some optimism in this report about his Week 1 availability, but for now, everyone is still holding their breath as to whether he can play or not.