We still might not be done with swaps from the Eagles and Colts this offseason, according to a report by Adam Caplan on a recent Inside the Birds Podcast, who suggests he’s heard from multiple sources that Philadelphia is interested in bringing in QB 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.”
Brissett was the starting quarterback for the Colts in 2019 after Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement ahead of the season. He finished the year with an 88.0 passer rating, 2,942 yards for 18 touchdowns and just six interceptions, and had Eagles’ new head coach Nick Sirianni as his offensive coordinator. That was his second time with 15 starts at QB for the Colts, after taking the reigns following Luck’s injury early in 2017 — a season he finished with an 81.7 passer rating despite 52 (!!!) sacks.
Still, Indianapolis brought in Philip Rivers in 2020, and Brissett was back in the No. 2 spot. He took a few snaps here and there throughout the season, but ultimately, wasn’t much of a factor. Now, Brissett is heading into just his sixth season in the NFL, and still has plenty of (backup) miles left.
Caplan also talked to Geoff Mosher about some other quarterback options for the Eagles, and explained why guys like Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, and Tyrod Taylor aren’t likely to join the roster.
“So far no on [Joe] Flacco I know things could change we’re early in free agency here. Flacco was their guy early on but he needed to have surgery, my understanding that the Jets are interested in bringing them back.
Someone asked about Andy Dalton. I know the Eagles in the past liked him, but he’s going to be a starter so he’s going to ... he’s going to compete for a starting job, so he’s not coming here. It’s not that they don’t like them, they do, but that’s just not going to fly.
Tyrod Taylor, I’m not saying he’s not in. I’m not saying they won’t have interest in him, I mean [offensive coordinator Shane] Steichen coached him. But here’s the question: Is he willing to be a backup?”