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Old 02-26-2021, 10:07 AM
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Default A article headline really just struck me...

The headline?

"Colts seek continuity despite acquiring fourth starting QB in four years."

Let that sink in a moment?

Peyton Manning was the starting QB for this team from 1998 - 2010 (13 seasons)
1 season of QB by clown committee (2011)
Andrew Luck was the starting QB for this team from 2012 - 2018 (7 seasons)

And now?

2018 Andrew Luck
2019 Jacoby Brissett
2020 Phillip Rivers
2021 Carson Wentz

Ugh, this is the kind of transition that drives franchises into the ground.

In Ballard and Reich we trust but I really, really, really hope the headline next season is not "5th QB in 5 seasons." I hope Carson is the guy.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:10 AM
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The headline?

"Colts seek continuity despite acquiring fourth starting QB in four years."

Let that sink in a moment?

Peyton Manning was the starting QB for this team from 1998 - 2010 (13 seasons)
1 season of QB by clown committee (2011)
Andrew Luck was the starting QB for this team from 2012 - 2018 (7 seasons)

And now?

2018 Andrew Luck
2019 Jacoby Brissett
2020 Phillip Rivers
2021 Carson Wentz

Ugh, this is the kind of transition that drives franchises into the ground.

In Ballard and Reich we trust but I really, really, really hope the headline next season is not "5th QB in 5 seasons." I hope Carson is the guy.
2017 Scott Tolzien
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:22 PM
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A physically battered and emotionally battle-weary Andrew Luck retired suddenly and unexpectedly just prior to the start of the 2019 season. He had been the Colts' regular QB overall since 2012, save for the year and-a-half that he missed due to injury in 2015 and 2017 ...... so the 2019 season with Jacoby Brissett at QB was an extremely rare situation that the Colts had to deal with on the run. The 2019 Colts went 7-9, with 6 of those 9 losses having been very close games with a very limited Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Ballard inserted a still very capable 39 year-old Philip Rivers at the position in 2020, and the Colts went 11-5 and gave the Bills all that they could handle in the playoff game in Buffalo.

We knew that Philip Rivers was a one-year (or 2-year at the most) stop-gap that we were hoping would have a solid overall season, and perhaps lead the Colts to the playoffs (both of which he did.) I wanted Rivers back for a 2nd season in 2021, but I knew that he wouldn't be the long-term solution even if they had done so ...... so overall, I don't see the Colts' QB position as a particularly desperate situation, especially considering the fact that Ballard has built a solid overall team that is not extremely-reliant on the quarterback position (like many of the Peyton Manning-led and Andrew Luck-led teams were between 1999 and 2018) since he came on board in January 2017.

If a 39 year-old quarterback with no mobility (Philip Rivers) could oversee the kind of successful season that the 2020 Colts saw, then I believe that the chances are pretty good that a 28 year-old Carson Wentz playing quarterback for the Colts in 2021 would at least be able to equal that kind of team success, if not fare even better.

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2017 Scott Tolzien
For 3/4 of a game.
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For 3/4 of a game.
True. I was just going with the starter in the season opener. But if we go by the QB who started the most games, wouldn't that be Brissett?
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We got a good one now IMO
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We got a good one now IMO
And the wise old man said, “we will see”
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True. I was just going with the starter in the season opener. But if we go by the QB who started the most games, wouldn't that be Brissett?
Brissett started the next 15 games that season. Tolzien was so bad that he made long for the days of Siorgi.
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