Colts Quarterback Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

Colts Quarterback Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

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Colts Quarterback Burning Questions Heading Into 2019 Training Camp

Our burning questions series is back on 1070TheFan.com. What are the major questions about the quarterbacks of the Indianapolis Colts going into the 2019 Training Camp?

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INDIANAPOLISWe are a little over two weeks away from Training Camp starting for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

A second year of camp at Grand Park will have the Colts on the practice field starting July 25, with 16 open sessions to the public up in Westfield, Indiana.

 

So it’s time to pick back up our ‘burning questions’ series on 1070TheFan.com

 

Here are our burning questions at the quarterback position heading into the 2019 Training Camp:

1. What does Andrew Luck need to do to be in the MVP conversation come late December?

 

This is a fair question for Andrew Luck going into his 8th NFL season.

 

Honestly, you would be hard pressed to fine one season where Luck has been a top 3 or 4 MVP candidate in the final month of the regular season.

 

Team success is certainly a huge factor in deciding the MVP winner each year.

 

Well, no Luck team has finished in the top 3 of the AFC (and factors for that extend well, well beyond Luck’s individual play).

 

So, a Colts team winning at least 11 games this season, capturing the AFC South and possibly earning a bye in the playoffs would go a long way in Luck’s name being in the MVP conversation late in December.

 

Individually, in terms of the MVP race, Luck needs to continue to build off the career year he had last season in efficiency, while maybe bumping that passing touchdown number into the 40s (he was 2nd in the league last year with 39 TD passes).

 

A second year in the same offensive system hasn’t happened for Luck in quite a while.

 

If this team takes another step forward in 2019, Luck should be an unquestioned MVP candidate.

 

2. Will Jacoby Brissett be on the team’s roster come September?

 

This question is just about a ‘yes’ written in sharpie marker.

 

So many dominoes would have to fall in order for Brissett to be traded prior to Week One.

 

All of those adding up are very unlikely.

 

Brissett is expected to play the final year of his rookie contract in Indianapolis, serving as the backup to Andrew Luck for a third straight season.

 

The quarterback situation in Indianapolis is as stable as they come in the NFL.

 

The Colts have Brissett on their roster because they firmly believe he can play winning football, if needed, in the regular season.

 

For a second straight spring, Brissett was the Colts starting quarterback. It’s the third consecutive year he’s led the starting offense for a significant amount of time.

 

But Brissett with an earpiece in on the sideline, with Luck healthy and under center, is the look that the Colts want from him this fall.

 

3. Should the Colts carry 3 quarterbacks on the 53-man roster?

 

Probably not.

 

First, where is the room?

 

It’s already really difficult to cut this roster down to 53 players, and that’s with just keeping the ‘normal’ number of two quarterbacks.

 

Chad Kelly is the name, and talent, that even has this question being asked.

 

This time last year, Kelly was on his way to winning the backup quarterback job in Denver.

 

Well, he’s now in Indianapolis, with possibly his last chance in the NFL. It’s a great situation for a couple of reasons.

 

One of those is because Brissett is in a contract year and him staying in Indy past 2019 seems to be unlikely.

 

Even if Kelly has an outstanding preseason, the best path for the Colts would be to give him a hefty pay day on the practice squad and see if he can compete for a backup job next spring.

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