INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts sorted out their quarterback situation Monday.
Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future and Brian Hoyer will become Brissett’s backup.
A little more than a week after Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement upended Indy’s long-term plans, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Brissett had signed a contract extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Details were not immediately available though The Indianapolis Star reported it was a two-year deal worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed.
Brissett’s deal came just hours after the Colts announced Hoyer, a longtime backup in the league, would join the team as the new No. 2 on the depth chart. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and $12 million.
“The train keeps moving and either you find a way to fix the problem and roll with it or it’ll swallow you up,” general manager Chris Ballard said Sunday.
“We’re going to choose to move forward. I think that’s one of the really neat things about this league is that the people that can really solve the problems in-season — everybody always focuses on offseason and solving roster issues. Even though the quarterback, as we know is a big piece of it, but being able to solve problems during the season.”
Brissett was entering the final year of his rookie deal this season.
Indy has fielded trade offers for Brissett, but opted to keep him on the roster this season — just in case something happened to Luck, whose battle with injuries began early in the 2015 season.
Brisset went 4-11 as the starter in 2017, when Luck missed all 16 games, after being acquired in a trade with New England.
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