kelly represents potential that has yet to screw up publicly on the field.
Emphasis on "yet."
t's easy to assume someone will pass that test when they've never had the chance to pass or fail. Doesn't always come out that way. Put him on an NFL field we have no idea if that potential will actually turn into execution.
Brissett could at least execute at an acceptable level when he wasn't hurt, and even engineered a few comeback wins. For all his flaws he had the team competing for the playoffs before he got hurt and lost the ability to really step into his throws.
His core numbers arent great but he did have a certain poise and ability to improvise and I can see why Reich values him.
Bottom line, Brissett proved not to be the answer after his injury, but I can understand why Reich is still high on him, and people are going too far out of their way to blame Brissett for everything that happened after the halfway point even though Brissett was hardly the only factor letting the team down (basically the entire offense other than the OL and RB took a step backward and our secondary developed cracks)