Jacoby Brissett was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He began the season as the backup for Jimmy Garoppolo, as Tom Brady missed the first four games due to suspension. He would start his first game in Week 3 of that season against the Houston Texans in a 27-0 shutout win.
He has shown to be a capable starter since being traded to the Indianapolis Colts. In 2017, he would accrue over 3000 yards, 13 touchdowns passes, and 7 picks. Then, in 2019, after he was thrust into a permanent starting role after the sudden retirement of then-franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, he put up a little over 2900 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 6 picks.
However, Colts GM Chris Ballard stated “the jury is still out” on Brissett, showing that he may not have complete confidence in Brissett.
Jacoby Brissett signed a 2-year, 30 million dollar deal with the Colts before the 2019 season started, thus has only one more year on his current deal.
Brissett is a guy that can be mobile, doesn’t turn the ball over much, and probably knows enough of the Patriots’ system whereas he could come in and take over if need be. He is a good trade target for the Pats.