Report: Eagles Have Interest in Jacoby Brissett
When the Eagles traded away Carson Wentz, there was some talk that they might bring in an experienced backup to battle for the job with Jalen Hurts to be the teams starting quarterback in 2021.
Then ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that owner Jeffery Lurie "instructed his group to prioritize making Hurts successful in 2021 as opposed to creating a true competition."
On Monday's edition of the Inside the Birds Podcast with Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan, Caplan reported that the team has interested in Colts free agent quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
[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.”
The link to Brissett makes a ton of sense, with new head coach Nick Siriani's ties to the Colts. What will be interesting to see is if the Eagles could afford to bring Brissett in with their current salary cap restraints.
And with Mortensen's reporting, are the Eagles just looking at Brissett strictly as a backup to Hurts, or a veteran security blanket to compete with him
Another question will be, would Brissett want to sign with a team that would not give him an opportunity to be a starting quarterback, or would he chose to go to a team, like the Eagles that he is familiar with the offense.
As the Colts starter in 2019, Brissett tossed 18 touchdowns for 2,942 yards and six interceptions as a passer and added 228 yards and four touchdowns as a rusher.
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