Colts give Brissett $28M, mostly guaranteed in 2020, for no reason

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A guy worth about a $5M last week is worth $28M for the 2020 season (2-year extension REPLACES old contract and gives an additional year at $28M.)

Brissett is now paid more than Tom Brady and more than Andrew Luck was scheduled to make.

The story is that this an “early franchise tag,” except that $20M is guaranteed, so if he flops (or say, goes 4-12 again), the Colts are now chained to this contract and likely can’t be in the QB market until at least 2021. Meanwhile, it underscores that the franchise tag would have in fact been an option if this was the route they wanted to go at the time. In other words, there is zero reason to take this risk. Seems that Ballard has finally come around to seeing things the Colt way.

Jacoby Brissett basically gets the franchise tag early
 
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Let’s think through the outcomes. If he flops then they’re in position to draft a QB high next year and he becomes a bridge QB. Fine.

If he actually is good and leads them into the playoffs well with double digit wins, then they can live with that.

If he’s only adequate and leads them to 8-8ville, then it’s basically the Tyrod Taylor era of the Bills again. That’s the worst and most likely outcome.
 

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For no reason? Says who? Heavy is the heart that keeps a secret.
 

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A guy worth about a $5M last week is worth $28M for the 2020 season (2-year extension REPLACES old contract and gives an additional year at $28M.)

Brissett is now paid more than Tom Brady and more than Andrew Luck was scheduled to make.

The story is that this an “early franchise tag,” except that $20M is guaranteed, so if he flops (or say, goes 4-12 again), the Colts are now chained to this contract and likely can’t be in the QB market until at least 2021. Meanwhile, it underscores that the franchise tag would have in fact been an option if this was the route they wanted to go at the time. In other words, there is zero reason to take this risk. Seems that Ballard has finally come around to seeing things the Colt way.

Jacoby Brissett basically gets the franchise tag early
Where does it say that it guaranteed for 2020?
 

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Are b/u's make a ton of money & are causing Indy to be a middle of the pack team. Not bad.

Also how many teams have to up their starting QB bc they just gave their b/u almost 10MG?

I never want to hear abt "professionals" again lol. Between Houston, Mia, NYJ & other teams making just asinine decision it makes you wonder who's running these teams & should they be.
 

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I don't get what the Colts get from this, other than preserving the franchise tag for future use (since they wouldn't need to use it next year).
 

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The Colts bought short term stability at a critical position during a time of extreme organizational flux.
What’s the issue?

Brissett is no longer a lame duck

Brissett has an opportunity to prove himself without pending job insecurity.

The Colts organization has made a demonstration of faith that will hopefully give him greater standing in the huddle.

In other words they like Brissett and they believe this team is in a winning window right now.
 

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The Colts bought short term stability at a critical position during a time of extreme organizational flux.
What’s the issue?

Brissett is no longer a lame duck

Brissett has an opportunity to prove himself without pending job insecurity.

The Colts organization has made a demonstration of faith that will hopefully give him greater standing in the huddle.

In other words they like Brissett and they believe this team is in a winning window right now.

Th issue is you already have the franchise tag or ability to extend in-season. Now you’re stuck with a $20-30M commitment for a guy who has never in his life shown he worth close to that kind of money. I could understand if they extended for a year for around $15M. Both team and player give some and receive some in that situation. This is like buying a Honda for $60,000 and hoping that’ll make if perform like a BMW, or bragging to everyone that you own a $60,000 car that’s worth a drive in, even though it’s actually priced at half that.
 
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