Colts owner Jim Irsay said last August that the team would not trade quarterback Jacoby Brissett even if they were offered a first-round pick in exchange for Andrew Luck‘s backup.With the offseason upon the Colts again and Luck coming off a year that saw him play well while starting every game Indianapolis Colts E.J. Speed Jersey
, the prospect of trading Brissett is the sort of thing that will come up again in Indianapolis. General Manager Chris Ballard fielded a question about it when he wrapped up the season with reporters on Monday.Ballard didn’t go nearly as far as Irsay, but he did say the team’s not heading into the offseason with designs on making a move.“It would take somebody doing something that would blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too,” Ballard said Womens E.J. Speed 2019 Jersey
, via George Bremer of the Anderson .There are a variety of quarterbacks expected to be on the move this offseason and seeing where those chips fall would surely influence the quality of any offers that come Ballard’s way. Should they fall short of overwhelming, Brissett will likely be back for a third year in Indianapolis. One man’s demotion from the starting lineup is another man’s opportunity to shine and that’s playing out in Jacksonville this week.Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is out of the lineup and left to say that “he聽would love the opportunity to play again” at some point in the future. Cody Kessler does not have to hope for that chance to come his way as he’ll be starting against the Colts and he said Wednesday that he hopes to make the most of it.“As a competitor, I am excited,” Kessler said, via Jacksonville.com. 鈥淚t is tough to get opportunities in this league. To have one Indianapolis Colts E.J. Speed Jersey
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, and Kessler will be charged with making the most of the hand he’s been dealt.