Commanders Sign Jacoby Brissett
The Commanders continue their trend of singing backup quarterbacks as they decide to bring in Jacoby Brissett on what’s rumored to be a one-year $10 million deal. ESPN’s Dianna Russini was the first to break the news.
It’s honestly a great signing as Brissett has proven time and time again that he is capable of winning NFL games. While I don’t quite think he is a starting caliber QB, he is easily one of if not the best backups a team could have.
For the Commanders it’s looking like Brissett will take the reigns as the starting QB. I mean their QB room not including him is Jake Fromm, and Sam Howell. Not really a QB room that puts fear into opposing defenses.
This move falls right in line for what the Commanders should have been looking for this offseason. That being the decision to sign mid-level guys who allow them to win 7-8 games. This felt like a lost year for Washington regardless of who they signed. Now that’s not to say that Jacoby Brissett isn’t a capable QB. Brissett has proven time and time again that he can win games when in the right situation.
I just don’t happen to believe that this Washington team is an ideal situation. The Commanders said that Sam Howell will be the starter come next season. That, of course, was before they went out and brought in Brissett.
I think the smart move is to let Howell get some reps and see what you have in him. If Howell does initially struggle, you can have him sit behind and learn from a veteran like Jacoby Brissett.
This Commanders’ team is certainly in a weird spot. They have a solid roster but haven’t had that franchise QB since RG3 got hurt all those years back. They seem like the Colts of the NFC in the sense that they aren’t good enough to make the playoffs, but not bad enough to be able to draft an elite QB.
It’s a horrible position to be in and I don’t think the addition of Jacoby Brissett does anything to change that. But maybe this becomes the Sam Howell breakout season. This signing then would become irrelevant in the eyes of the public. Something tells me that won’t be the case and the Commanders will continue to find themselves in the tier of mediocrity.