Even if Luck wanted to come back, he wouldn't because he has too much pride IMO.
Plus, is it worth giving up Brissett's next 12-14 years for Luck to play 6-7 more years, and then, retire?!
Love Luck, but Brissett has the leadership/drive to really take us somewhere. He's our QB.
I personally don't think it is that simple. For several reasons. For one of course someone could come in and do it better. He's not the greatest who ever lived, so yes someone, presumably many players could be better.
He played really well Sunday. Not to denigrate his accomplishment but the team has been very fortunate the last two weeks as to what they have faced on the field and what they could have faced on the field. So have the opponents. Our secondary has been all kinds of banged up, but I am specifically talking about what JB needs to do.
Against KC, we ran the ball the entire second half against a bad and injured Dline after less than average start by JB in the 1st half. He was a non factor in the 2nd half. We were fortunate that Mahomes was injured, that Hill wasn't back, their OLIne was hurt.
Against Houston, the game plan was superb. The Texans stacked the box with a poor secondary and JB made them pay just like an NFL QB should. It was a good time to play them. One dude was talking about he TDs. Bubble screen and Shuffle pass are bascially handoffs. The crosser to Pascal was an easy play for the protected QB and a special play by the WR. The catch by Ebron is one of the best plays you'll ever see.
But was impressive to me was pocket presence for JB which I really hadn't seen yet. He has had protection most of the time, and its been like "Stay in the * pocket dude and people will come open. WEll he did that SUnday.
Darn windy response so far.
But why I say it's not simple is that JB may be at a replaceable level or he may be better than that. Don't know yet. I am still skeptical BUT saw some of the looking off, progressions, and pocket presence that I haven't seen from him. It is a tough call IMO.
I think the real question is much more nuanced. How likely is it that we can get someone better if JB isn't good enough. A bunch of issues there.
If I had to guess...I would say 2-4 (maybe 3-3)...with more of a focus on rushing...especially around the goal line.
Hard to know what game plans would look like though...but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that Hoyer (or someone else) could operate well in this efficient Reich offense. They use a lot of rub routes and other creative ways of getting guys open...which helps any QB. It’s a far cry from the other offenses we have seen in Indy...except when NE came to town.
I remember, back in 2015, the Colts offense looking very efficient with Hasselback at the helm for a handful of games (which they won most of)...as they went to a similar offense. And I could see Hoyer doing just that.
But like Hasselback...I think he would get exposed eventually. Definitely have the best QB on the team going forward.