Tone would have liked this move as he and I debated about him prior to him being drafted. Tone liked him a lot, but I saw him at NC State and wasn't that impressed. Of course, back then our OL was not good and he did show toughness and patience in the pocket, but I never saw in him the accuracy or the abilty to carry the offense as I did with Phillip Rivers, Russell Wilson, or even Mike Glennon when they started for NC State. I would say that he played better in the NFL than I expected he would and is a starter/backup tweener. I like the move.
Jacoby Brissett to the Dolphinshttps://www.si.com/nfl/2021/03/15/nfl-f ... ngs-grades
With Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington, Jacoby Brissett makes all the sense in the world. In fact, he’s Fitzpatrick-plus on the field and off the field, is a legitimately helpful presence for Tua Tagovailoa on a good day, and on a bad day, legitimate competition to push the rookie after an up-and-down campaign. Brissett likely had some other offers, which is a nice nod to Flores and the team he is building down in Miami.
QB Jacoby Brissett: One year, $5 million ($5 million guaranteed)
As one of the top names on the backup quarterback market, Brissett brings two seasons of starting experience with him from his time in Indianapolis — in 2017 while Andrew Luck missed time with injury and in 2019. Miami will hope he isn't needed as a long-term starter following just a 61.0 PFF grade across those two seasons, but he does provide some security should he be forced into duty for a game or two. The Dolphins may even opt to use Brissett as the designated quarterback sneak option after he went nine-for-nine on rushing conversions with two yards or fewer to go in 2020.
Brissett reunites with Brian Flores, who he crossed paths with during his one season in New England. This deal potentially signals confidence in Tua Tagovailoa even amid rumors of Miami exploring a trade for Deshaun Watson and contemplating what to do with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
The value is solid here, all things considered, as Brissett is the latest quarterback to sign an incentive-laden, one-year deal with a base value of around $5 million. Realistically, though, this is just the going rate for a quarterback who doesn’t guarantee you a loss as soon as he trots out to the huddle.