After Andrew Luck announced his surprise retirement earlier this summer, many were unsure what the team would do at the quarterback position.
While most assumed that former backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett would take over the reins as starting quarterback, many were unsure if he figured into the team’s long-term plans.
The team seemed to answer that question for now after signing Brissett to a two-year, $30 million contract extension on Monday.
The team decided to give Tom Brady’s former backup a new deal, replacing the one remaining year on his rookie contract with a new deal that will keep him with the team at least through the end of the 2020 season.
While Brissett has never exactly proven himself as a starter in the NFL, the Colts showed that they are confident in his abilities to replace the former Pro Bowler.
Brissett, a 3rd round pick out of NC State in the 2016 NFL Draft, has started 17 games in his NFL career. He has compiled a 59.1% completion rate, 13 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
The shoes that he’ll have to fill in Indianapolis will be big, but he at least has the confidence of his team going forward as they look to move past their star quarterback’s stunning departure.