INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts have agreed to a two-year, $30-million contract extension with new starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett, a source tells ESPN.
The financial details of the deal were first reported Monday by the NFL Network, which also reported that Brissett will make $20 million guaranteed.
Brissett in the final year of his four-year, $3.41 million rookie deal. That includes a 2019 base salary of $2 million. He became the Colts starting quarterback following the retirement of Andrew Luck on Aug. 24.
Brissett has been working with the starting unit since last April.
“I know this about Jacoby, he will not flinch,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Sunday. “He won’t flinch. He didn’t when we brought him in here in . Jacoby won’t flinch.”
Brissett started two games as a rookie with the New England Patriots in 2016. The Colts acquired Brissett from the Patriots on Sept. 2, 2017, when Luck was struggling because of a shoulder injury.
Brissett had two weeks to learn the playbook before taking over as the starter for the final 15 games of the 2017 season, Chuck Pagano’s last as coach. The Colts went 4-11 in those games and he is 5-12 as a starter overall.
Brissett has thrown for 3,500 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his career.
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