Jacoby Brissett Signs a One-Year Deal with the Commanders
Sam Howell will have some competition in D.C. this season after the Washington Commanders inked Jacoby Brissett to a one-year deal. The deal with Washington is worth up to $10 million with $8 million guaranteed.
I didn’t get everything right in my QB carousel predictions last week, but I did call this one right (among others like Garoppolo and the Panthers trade-up).
Brissett parlays his time in Cleveland as the de facto starter in place of the suspended Deshaun Watson into a shot at another starting job in Washington.
The 30-year-old quarterback started 11 games for the Browns last season, passing for 2,608 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Since leaving the Patriots, Brissett has started games for the Browns, Dolphins, and Colts.
Brissett was a third-round pick of the Patriots and spent a season there before heading to Indianapolis.
The Commanders have expressed confidence in Sam Howell, but having a veteran option in camp is something that Ron Rivera said he wanted from the start.
“The biggest thing we decided is he will start out as QB1,” Rivera said of Howell. “He will most certainly get the first opportunity. We go into OTAs and minicamps; he’ll be QB1. He’ll fight for that position. We’ll give him every opportunity to earn it. We’ll see what happens when we get into training camp and through it.
“I think the biggest thing is we have to find a guy to come in that’s going to compete. But in terms of finding a guy, you’re going to have to spend a lot of capital on, no. We’re not looking for a guy we’ve got to spend a lot of capital on. We’re looking for a guy that’s going to come in and compete first and foremost.”
It’ll be Howell and Brissett as the two quarterbacks fighting for the starting job in D.C. next season.