Report: Colts to start Jacoby Brissett at QB vs. Cardinals

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) and quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) throw during practice, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

The Indianapolis Colts will start quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The move comes after Week 1 starter Scott Tolzien struggled in a tough 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, completing nine of 18 passes for just 128 yards. The 30-year-old was sacked four times by the Rams defence and threw a pair of interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns.

Brissett, who was acquired from the New England Patriots in a Sept. 2 trade, took over for Tolzien in the fourth quarter of last week’s rout and completed a pair of throws for 51 yards. The 23-year-old sophomore started two games last season for the Patriots in which he posted a 61.8 completion percentage, threw for 400 yards and had an 83.9 quarterback rating.

Colts franchise quarterback Andrew Luck remains out after off-season shoulder surgery and there is no known timeline for his return.