Jacoby Brissett, former NC State standout, reportedly lands with new NFL franchise
Jacoby Brissett is on the move again.
The former NC State quarterback is signing with the Washington Commanders, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini. It will be Brissett’s 4th team in 4 years. He spent the 2022 season with the Cleveland Browns.
His deal is worth up to $10 million and includes $8 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.
QB Jacoby Brissett is expected to sign with the Washington Commanders, per sources. pic.twitter.com/sfM5fCe7Vw
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 15, 2023
Brissett has been a bit of a journeyman so far throughout his career, but he’s managed to work his way into starting roles in every stop.
Drafted by the Patriots in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Brissett spent a single season in New England before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He spent the next 4 seasons in Indy, starting 30 games while throwing for 6,059 yards and 31 touchdowns.
He signed with the Miami Dolphins ahead of the 2021 season, then moved to Cleveland last offseason. When Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended by the NFL for the first 11 games of the season, Brissett took over as the starter. The Browns went 4-7 in those first 11 games as Brissett threw for 2,608 yards and 12 touchdowns with 6 interceptions.
In Washington, Brissett will replace Taylor Heinicke and likely provide 2nd-year quarterback Sam Howell a veteran backup. Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has said repeatedly this offseason that the job is Howell’s to lose this offseason. Rivera wanted to add a veteran to the room to push Howell in the offseason, and Brissett should do just that.