Three Free agent quarterbacks the Chicago Bears must consider in 2021
By Joseph Herff
Could Jacoby Brissett be an option for the Chicago Bears?
From his career thus far, Jacoby Brissett seems to be like Matt Cassel — a quarterback Bill Belichick traded away as he looked good in his system for him to not be good elsewhere. After looking solid as a rookie in 2016 for the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts acquired Brissett in a trade to add depth behind their oft-injured quarterback Andrew Luck.
Brissett has had a rocky career for the Colts. He started 15 games in 2017 for Andrew Luck and did not do well. In 2018, he didn’t play much as Luck played the whole season. Then in 2019, Luck retired and Brissett got thrown in again. He did much better in 2019, but still not that good only completing 60.9% of his passes for 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He was a check-down machine for the Colts.
In Brissett’s defense, he truly has not had any good wide receivers to throw to in Indianapolis. He only had T.Y. Hilton who could not stay healthy and many other solid depth guys, but no good starters. He could use a change of scenery now.
Along with Winston, he is still fairly young and could be a solid option to be behind Foles and the rookie. He wouldn’t cost much as he is just a backup and not an amazing one at that.