New England Patriots trade Jacoby Brissett to Colts for Phillip Dorsett

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 10: Jacoby Brissett
FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 10: Jacoby Brissett /

With the regular season nearly here, the New England Patriots decided to trade quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts.

As the regular season approaches, the New England Patriots, along with 31 other teams, are forced to trim their rosters from 90 to 53 men. One of the biggest looming questions for the Patriots roster was centered around second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Dorsett, a 2015 first-round draft pick, caught 33 passes for 528 yards last season. He also retuned two punts last year and could become the main returner with Julian Edelman and Cyrus Jones sidelined for the season.

Dorsett and Cooks will become on of the fastest wide receiver duos in the entire league. Both players ran 4.33 second 40’s in the combine, and could provide matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. Through three years, Dorsett has been a disappointment for a first-round pick, but the playmaking ability and speed is there.

As for Brissett, after an impressive rookie year, a rough summer had put his roster spot in jeopardy. The fourth preseason game, Brissett appeared to be playing for his job and responded accordingly. He completed over 71 percent of his passes for 340 yards and five total touchdowns.

As he heads to Indianapolis, Brissett has a chance to be under center in week one. Current Colts starter Andrew Luck’s week one status is in jeopardy after hurting his shoulder and landing on the PUP list. Owner Jim Irsay also hinted that Luck would not be ready for the week one opener against the Rams. Here’s what he said via the Indy Star.

"“I would say, again, the odds are most likely he probably won’t open up against the Rams,” Irsay said Thursday. “But let me be clear about it — in our minds, it’s something that we haven’t ruled out. We’re going to see where he’s at. It would be awesome [if he can play].”"

With current backup Scott Tolzien struggling all preseason, Indianapolis will roll the dice with Brissett. While Luck is certainly the franchise guy for the Colts, Brissett might be called upon if he isn’t healthy.

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With a 1-1 record as a starter last season, Brissett has proven that he can step in an win if need be. For the Patriots, they were able to add some more depth at wide receiver without given up a player that would be a factor for them this season.