The Facts: Less than a month out from free agency, the Colts remain undecided on their incumbent starter at QB, Brissett. But as owner Jim Irsay would tell it, Brissett is trending upward. "I think that Jacoby is on the rise and you got to give him time to develop," Irsay told reporters. "People forget that Peyton [Manning], one of the greatest ever -- in my opinion the greatest -- 3-13 in '98, 2001 6-10. All of a sudden Jacoby goes 7-9, it's like the world's falling apart. We had a lot of injuries, special teams wasn't outstanding, and the combination of those things and Jacoby being a starter for the first time, that's a lot to overcome. 7-9 isn't bad."
Diehards Line:As NFL.com suggests, it also wasn't good for a team that won 10 games and advanced to the Divisional Round the year prior. Of course, that was with a healthy Andrew Luck, who would shockingly retire just a few weeks before the 2019 season. With Brissett under contract for just one more season, Irsay reiterated that the club's plan at QB is fluid. It's probably worth noting the Colts hold the No. 13 pick in the first round. "All options are open and on the table," he said. ... And we'll all be watching as developments play out in coming weeks.