by Aaron Kagan
Andrew luck has retired.
It is only feasible for us as fantasy football GM’s to look at who will be his replacement for the 2019 NFL season. That person currently is Jacoby Brissett, who was the starter for the team in 2017 when Luck was out the entire season with a shoulder injury. His production paled in comparison to that of which Andrew Luck could’ve produced, but he still threw for over 3,000 yards as well as 13 touchdowns to go with 7 interceptions in the 15 games that he had started. He has already been named the starter for the 2019 season by the coaching staff after Andrew Luck’s surprising retirement.
Jacoby Brissett was acquired from the New England Patriots via trade as it was announced that Luck would miss time due to the shoulder injury at the beginning of the 2017 season, and has been with the Indianapolis Colts ever since. He is reputed to be one of the best back up quarterbacks in the league, and now will face their competition as the starter this season. While a daunting task, Brissett has proven that he can handle the pressure of being the team’s starting quarterback.
Waiting in the wings as a capable back up is Chad Kelly, who may now have a larger role now that Luck is not there. Kelly was with the Denver Broncos last season, but was cut after some of the field issues arose. He also has a two game suspension to begin the season.
From a fantasy football perspective, Jacoby Brissett now becomes a starter that has a low floor at least due to his rushing capabilities. In deep dynasty formats, Chad Kelly is also worth a roster spot stash. There just now so many questions with this offense which our founder, Ryan Skolrud talks about in his article HERE.
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