Let’s get it back to the Eagles.
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There hasn’t been a ton of Birds stuff hitting the wire today, but one of the nuggets involves free agent Jacoby Brissett, who played for the Colts while Nick Sirianni was serving as offensive coordinator.
This comes from Adam Caplan, who is one half of the Inside the Birds crew and the #4 seed in the Izel Jenkins regional in our Eagles Media Field of 64:
Caplan: “[The Eagles] have interest I’m told by multiple sources in Jacoby Brissett. Not surprising, obviously the connection with the Colts coaches but he doesn’t have an agent. He hasn’t used an agent in years. He actually did his two-year extension and did a pretty good job on it by the way. Now, what I understand is Bill Parcells is his advisor, legendary Hall of Fame coach. I think Monday afternoon they could talk to him because he’s not an agent, technically.”
That’s interesting. Agents are annoying anyway. Terrible for the media landscape because they’re serial leakers who are just trying to leverage reporters to help their clients. Some reporters are willing participants, which junks things up further.
The thing about Brissett is this –
If Jalen Hurts is the guy, do you want somebody who can push him? Because Brissett will push him. Or do you want a veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick type to just take a back seat and teach him?
Different philosophies for different people.
Brissett is only 28 years old, and I’m sure would love to be a starter again. He played two seasons as the QB1 in Indy, both when he was originally supposed to back up Andrew Luck. In 2017, he threw 13 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on a team that won four games. The 2019 squad was better, though, and he tossed 18 touchdowns and 7 picks for a team that finished 7-9. His quarterback rating was improved and he took fewer sacks.
Whether or not he’s starting material remains to be seen, and we wouldn’t confuse him for a franchise quarterback, but a Brissett/Hurts QB room would be interesting. We really don’t know what the Eagles’ philosophy is with the QB position right now, following the disaster of 2020.