Colts to Work Out QB Brock Osweiler

Brock Osweiler. Photo by John Glaser/CSM/Shutterstock

After their starting quarterback Andrew Luck retired in a surprising turn of events, Indianapolis Colts found themselves with only Jacoby Brissett as a viable option at the QB position. The team, however, might address this soon enough.

According to ESPN, the Colts brought in veteran free-agent QB Brock Osweiler for a workout on Tuesday. The organization is reportedly interested in making him a backup to Brissett for the 2019 NFL season if he ends up performing well.

Besides Brissett, Indianapolis has two more QBs on their roster in Phillip Walker and Chad Kelly, but they only have one snap played in an official NFL game combined. This is why the Colts decided to turn to the free-agent market at it seems like Osweiler emerged as the most intriguing option available.

Brock Osweiler spent 2018 with the Miami Dolphins, playing in seven games and starting five of them. He ended up with 1,247 passing yards and six touchdowns in total while leading the team to a 2-3 record.

Osweiler, who was a second-round pick in 2012, previously also played with Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. His career stats include 59.8 percent pass completion and throwing for 7,418 yards and 37 TDs.