Jacoby Brissett 3 biggest strengths will keep Cleveland Browns in contention
Jacoby Brissett strength No. 1: He won’t turn ball over much
In his career, Brissett has thrown 36 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. That’s a respectable and steady job when, as a backup, you’re asked to fill in on short notice much of the time.
The team that Brissett is joining this year is stacked with talent on both the offense and defense. As long as he doesn’t try to force the issue too often and utilizes his strengths then the Browns will still be contenders and not pretenders.
Those strengths in his game include reading defenses wisely and knowing when to settle and keep the ball moving forward. He knows he’s not that quick with his feet and he isn’t going to “wow” anyone with his nimbleness, but he can hand the ball off to the best running backs in the league in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt or make accurate throws to his new No. 1 wide receiver in Amari Cooper.
Cleveland’s defense looks to build on last year’s improvements and with a more reliable quarterback for their team who’s also better at not forcing the issue the way Baker Mayfield did, they should still win plenty of their games.
This isn’t meant to suggest that Brissett is a better quarterback than Mayfield but last season, No. 6 put his defense in bad spots time and time again because of his carelessness in trying to be the hero every Sunday.
As long as he stays focused on keeping the turnovers to a minimum, Cleveland will have a chance in each of the six games he’s slated to start.