Brissett received a two-year contract from the Colts last September after their former QB, Andrew Luck, retired suddenly in the middle of the preseason due to injuries. Despite that crazy turn of events, the Colts had a quick start to the 2019 season, going 5-2 atop the AFC South behind their new QB. Although, they went on to lose their final nine games, finishing 5-11 on the season, and missing out on the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Brissett threw for 2,942 yards and 18 touchdown passes, but his 60.8% completion percentage was good for 30th in the NFL.
Despite the struggles from their guy under center, Colts general manager Chris Ballard stated after last season that Brissett would be their starter for 2020. Well that quickly changed once numerous quality quarterback became available via free agency. That included Rivers, who spent 16 seasons with the Chargers after being acquired in a draft day trade in 2004 from the New York Giants for Eli Manning.
The 38-year-old leaves the Chargers with a franchise record 59,271 yards and 397 touchdown passes, as he holds 30 different franchise records overall. His eight Pro Bowl selections are tied for second on the franchise list with tight end Antonio Gates, only behind Junior Seau's 12. Despite the large numbers, he never followed through in the playoffs, going that long period of time without a Super Bowl appearance. He can thank most of that to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, who were the tough task that they could never figure out.
He remains in the AFC and brings over plenty of different marks that he hopes to keep going with impressive targets like T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron. The former Comeback Player of the Year holds the fourth-most 300-yard passing games with 70 of them, only behind Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Brady. His 123 regular season victories are good for ninth in NFL history, so the Colts have a good shot of getting to the playoffs with this addition, but it's once they get there that will have to get figured out with time running out on his career.