Jacoby Brissett will reportedly return to the QB2 role he played in 2018 Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Despite Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett and Andrew Luck (dead money) accounting for more than $53 million on the Colts’ 2020 payroll, Indianapolis plans to keep its recently demoted quarterback.

Brissett remains in the Colts’ plans for 2020, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The Colts released Brian Hoyer earlier Saturday and now have Rivers at a $25 million price. Brissett is due a $7 million guarantee on Sunday, but Fowler notes the Colts plan to retain the fifth-year passer to play behind Rivers.

After Luck’s retirement, the Colts gave Brissett a two-year, $30 million deal. He is set to count $21.4 million against Indianapolis’ cap next season. The Colts saw Brissett improve mightily from his 2017 performance, but after Jim Irsay said all options were on the table this offseason, Indianapolis signed Rivers. Brissett will return to the QB2 role he played in 2018. Rivers has never missed a start since taking the Chargers’ reins at the start of the 2006 season.

With the Colts still in need of a long-term answer, it is unclear how they will proceed with Brissett. But for now, it looks like he will be a high-priced backup and play a fourth year in Indianapolis.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Indianapolis Colts?

While many quarterbacks threw passes for the Indianapolis Colts over the years, this quiz only lists the quarterbacks who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1953
Fred Enke
1954
Gary Kerkorian
1955
George Shaw
1956-1967
Johnny Unitas
1968
Earl Morrall
1969-1970
Johnny Unitas
1971
Earl Morrall
1972-1973
Marty Domres
1974-1977
Bert Jones
1978
Bill Troup
1979
Greg Landry
1980-1981
Bert Jones
1982-1985
Mike Pagel
1986-1987
Jack Trudeau
1988
Chris Chandler
1989
Jack Trudeau
1990-1993
Jeff George
1994-1997
Jim Harbaugh
1998-2010
Peyton Manning
2011
Curtis Painter
2012-2016
Andrew Luck
2017
Jacoby Brissett
2018
Andrew Luck
2019
Jacoby Brissett

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