Jacoby Brissett 3 biggest strengths will keep Cleveland Browns in contention

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) runs in a touchdown during the third quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. The Colts won, 33-13.Indystar Staff Photographer Jenna Watson Best Photos Of The Year 2019 /

Jacoby Brissett strength No. 2: He has game-winning experience

Brissett was drafted by the New England Patriots and was a favorite of head coach Bill Belichick back in 2016 and Belichick knows a thing or two about good quarterbacks.

He started a couple of games in New England as a rookie but was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 after Andrew Luck was having injury issues. Brissett started most of the 2017 season and then again, he started most of the 2019 season for the Colts as Luck decided to call it a career.

In 2017, Brissett finished with a 4-11 record. He improved on that year by going 7-8 in 2019.


So, Brissett has stepped into other big moments where’s had to replace the face of the franchise and keep the team afloat. If he did it for Luck and the Colts, he can certainly do it here in Cleveland as Watson is suspended. Brissett has many years of experience and he’s a studious and hardworking player, who’s going to be a good leader for the Browns in Watson’s absence.

Last year, he was in Miami with the Dolphins as their backup and stepped right in after Tua Togovailoa went out with an injury and did a decent job of keeping the Dolphins afloat.

While this is a new way for Brissett to be pushed into the spotlight because Watson will be suspended, he should be able to maintain the stability needed to keep Cleveland in the hunt this season.