Browns: Jacoby Brissett not sentimental about return to Miami

Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Jacoby Brissett spent one season with the Miami Dolphins and says he doesn’t care about returning to South Beach and only wants a Cleveland Browns win in Week 10

Jacoby Brissett was born and raised in Florida and even began his career with the Gators. After Jeff Driskel was named the starter over him, he transferred to North Carolina State before being drafted by New England in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Brissett spent just one season there and then headed to the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons. His following stop was close to home as he signed with the Miami Dolphins and made five starts for them in 2021.

Now heading into Week 10 as the starter for the Cleveland Browns, Brissett is headed back to Florida as he takes on his former team. However, he’s not feeling sentimental about returning to his home state, or playing for the team he suited up for a year ago. Instead, he’s focused on getting a win saying he doesn’t care about anything outside of that.

Brissett continues to be a great voice for Cleveland

When Brissett signed with the Browns, he knew he wasn’t going to be the starter long-term. His job was to hold things down until Deshaun Watson returned from his suspension, and he’s done everything asked of him.

While they’re sitting at 3-5, it’s hard to blame the disappointing start on the quarterback. He’s made some impressive throws and has helped the offense play smart and efficient football. He’s also been great when meeting with the press.

Brissett comes across as smart, humble, and incredibly grateful to be where he is. It’s nearly impossible to root against him, and it becomes even easier to cheer for him when he makes quotes such as this one about Miami.

Browns trying to stay in the playoff race

Cleveland secured a huge win in Week 8 as they upset the Cincinnati Bengals on Halloween. They had their bye week following that win and got a head start on preparing for Miami. Even with that extra time, this is going to be a tough outing.

Miami has been one of the better offenses in the NFL and their 6-3 mark should come with an asterisk. Their losses all happened to be when starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was out with an injury, or suffered an injury during the game.

When he’s fully healthy, as he is entering this one, Miami is hard to beat. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle present tough matchups as they give Tua some dominant deep threats — but at least they should have several defenders back from injury.

Hopefully, the Browns will be ready. What we do know, is that their quarterback sure is.