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.