Chicago Bears: 15 possible replacements for Mitchell Trubisky

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2. Chicago Bears’ best replacements for Mitchell Trubisky: Jacoby Brissett

The Indianapolis Colts are far from making any decisions on their future, especially with the postseason ahead of them. So far, Philip Rivers has been a fine starter in his first season with the Colts. But, behind him is the experienced, and still young, Jacoby Brissett.

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Prior to Rivers’ arrival, it was Brissett’s team, thanks to a sudden retirement from former franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Brissett has actually started two full seasons in Indianapolis, just one year apart. Brissett was the team’s starter in 2017 as well as 2019.

In those two seasons (31 games), Brissett threw for 31 touchdowns and 13 picks. He also ran for 488 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Colts wanted a quarterback who could throw it further downfield and truly elevate their passing attack, so Brissett took a back seat this year. Now, going forward past this season, it’s a mystery as to what Indy will choose to do.

Both Brissett and Rivers are free agents, but they also have this year’s rookie Jacob Eason on the roster. At one point, Eason was looking like a second or third rounder, but fell to the fifth in this year’s draft.

In all likelihood, the Colts will bring one of Rivers or Brissett back and keep Eason on the bench for another year until he may be ready to take over as the team’s starter. If Brissett hits the market, he’d be a pretty inexpensive option.