Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has made it clear that the team isn’t going to trade backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett. In fact, Irsay noted that a first-round pick in return for Brissett wouldn’t get a deal done (more on that here).
Apparently, the Seattle Seahawks were willing to test this theory. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Seattle just recently offered up a second-round pick for the quarterback.
“Our league source said the Seahawks recently offered a second-round pick for Brissett, who was coached last year in Indianapolis by current Seahawks quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer, but the Colts passed,” Volin reported.
That’s about as shocking of a story as we’ll come across heading into the 2018 season. With Russell Wilson having started all 16 games in each of his first six NFL seasons and already being a top-five quarterback, why would Seattle be willing to move such a high pick for a backup signal caller?
The alarmist in us might conclude that the Seahawks are not as high on Wilson as most would think. But that’s just silly talk right there.
Schottenheimer’s relationship with Brissett could have played a role in this. The quarterback excelled with him as Indianapolis’ offensive coordinator last season.
Even then, an offensive coordinator doesn’t have enough standing to push a team into making a trade like this. Then again, Pete Carroll is 66 years old and on the back end of his career. Is Schottenheimer seen as his potential heir apparent?
So many conspiracy theories.