One of the weirdest trades in recent memory was when the Patriots sent Jacoby Brissett to the Colts for a ham sandwich (Phillip Dorsett). It was a trade that made zero sense at the time but maybe it makes some sense now. The Colts quarterback recently spoke about his time in New England. Not only did he not want the Patriots to draft him, he pretty much hated his time there even after beind drafted there.
“I honestly did not want to be there,” Brissett said. “When I took my visit there — my pre-draft visit — I was like, ‘Hell no. If one team drafts me, it better not be them.’
“And I’ll never forget, (offensive coordinator) Josh (McDaniels) called me on the phone on draft night and I didn’t have his number saved. That’s how bad it was. I didn’t even have his number saved in my phone. I was like, ‘Damn, man.’ “
” … I think Bill did some shady s—. I think they traded me right before practice and still made me go out and practice. … I just remember I was walking back into the facility from the field, and it just seemed like that was the first time the facility was — there was no activity going on. It just seemed silent. … I’m walking down the hall, and everybody’s staring at me like I just committed a crime or something.
Maybe that explains the trade? Who knows. I think the first takeaway here is that players do get pissed about where they get drafted. It happens. Some players have bad predraft visits and wish they landed with someone else. I’m sure this happens more than most think about.
Brissett, 27, is in a strange place right now. Philip Rivers just signed with Indy to take his job. Brissett is 12-20 as a starter with a 31-13 TD-INT ratio. The former NC State product is also completing fewer than 60 percent of his throws. I’m not sure anybody knows what his future holds. Especially after the Colts just drafted Jacob Eason.