Pats Trade Jacoby Brissett To Colts For Former 1st Rd WR
The New England Patriots won't have three quarterbacks on their roster this season.
The team has reportedly traded 2016 third round pick Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts, in exchange for former first round pick and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.
With final cuts due this afternoon and the team thin at multiple other areas, they obviously felt Brissett was an expendable piece.
In Dorsett, the Pats seemingly fill the roster spot vacated by Julian Edelman, as a result of his torn ACL.
Dorsett's biggest attribute he brings to the Pats is his abilities as a kick and punt returner. With Edelman and second year corner Cyrus Jones both lost for the season with ACL tears, the team was extremely thin in the return game.
Brissett's trade might also hint at the fact that the team might believe backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could re-sign with them in free agency this offseason.
Though it's probably far too early to make that assumption, the Pats obviously felt Brissett was expendable.