Jacoby Brissett Traded to Colts from Patriots for Phillip Dorsett

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2017

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 10: Jacoby Brissett #7 of the New England Patriots looks for an open man in the second half during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on August 10, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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With Andrew Luck's status still uncertain for Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts added some insurance at quarterback by acquiring Jacoby Brissett from the New England Patriots for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett on Saturday.

The Patriots confirmed the deal after ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

Luck has been on the physically unable to perform list since Indianpolis opened training camp in July.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Thursday "the odds are most likely he probably won't" start in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.

Brissett was a third-round pick by the Patriots in 2016 and started two games while Tom Brady was serving a four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate and after Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins.

New England needed more depth at wide receiver after Julian Edelman suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 25.

Dorsett was the Colts' first-round pick in 2015. The former Miami star struggled to break out in the Indianapolis offense, recording 753 yards and three touchdowns on 51 receptions in two seasons.