On the final day of pre-season cuts, the Patriots have traded third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Colts for former 2015 first round wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.
There was no way Brissett was going to make the team this year, and with the injury to Edelman, his roster spot immediately became valuable elsewhere. The Patriots also never carry three quarterbacks, so this trade should really come to shock nobody.
As for Dorsett, he is entering his third year in the NFL out of the University of Miami. He ran a 4.33 40 yard dash at his rookie combine, so he definitely has some speed.
He didn’t do it a lot in college or with the Colts, but I expect the Patriots to try him out at kick/punt returner. He certainly has the speed to do so, and the Edelman/Cyrus Jones injuries make the need for another return man very glaring. Belichick won’t be afraid to toss somebody right into the fire like that either.
Overall, this is a solid move. If the Pats didn’t find a trade partner, Brissett most likely would have been cut. He proved himself this pre-season and got himself some trade value. With the injury to Andrew Luck in Indy, we could possibly see Jacoby starting Week One.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)