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Jacoby Brissett Signs With Miami Dolphins

NFL veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett is no longer a free agent. The quarterback spent the 2020 NFL season with the Indianapolis Colts.
Jacoby Brissett

NFL veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. Brissett played the 2020 season with the Indianapolis Colts as the second string backup to Phillip Rivers.

Jacoby Brissett Signs With Miami Dolphins

Brissett was the immediate backup to Philip Rivers in 2020. He attempted just eight passes in 11 games and passed for 17 yards. In 2019, the veteran backup played in 15 games and passed for 2,942 yards on 272-of-447 completions. He tossed 18 touchdowns with six interceptions and finished that season with a QBR of 88. He became the full time starter in that season following Andrew Luck‘s retirement from football.

The 2018 season saw Brissett appear in four games. In those four appearances, he passed for two yards on four attempts. He finished the season two of four passing while backing up Luck. In 2018, the Colts finished the season 10-6 in the regular season and lost in the divisional round to the Chiefs.

In 2017, he was traded from the New England Patriots to the Colts. The second-year signal-caller landed the starting job following an injury to Luck. He completed 276 of 469 passes for 3,098 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Colts finished the 2017 season with a 4-12 record.

Brissett’s first season in the NFL was in 2016. He was drafted by the Patriots with the 91st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. His rookie season was a solid one, to say the least. The rookie became the first African-American quarterback to ever be drafted by the New England.

In three game appearnaces, Brissett passed for 400 yards on 34 of 55 completions. He started against the Houston Texans after Jimmy Garappolo suffered an injury.

In college, Brissett started his career at the University of Florida. With the Gators, he appeared in five games. He left Florida with 249 passing yards and one touchdown in his five appearances. He transferred to North Carolina State and finished with 5,268 career yards with 43 touchdowns and 11 interceptions at NC State.

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