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.
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