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Report: A Major NFL QB Trade Was Recently Offered

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The Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts reportedly discussed a major quarterback trade ahead of the 2018 season.

NFL insider Ben Volin reports that Seattle offered a high draft pick in exchange of Colts backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Brissett, 24, threw for more than 3,000 yards and 13 touchdowns while replacing Andrew Luck in 2017.

The Colts reportedly denied the trade offer, though.

From the Boston Globe:

As for Brissett, he isn’t going anywhere this year, given Andrew Luck’s tenuous shoulder injury. 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. This jibes with owner Jim Irsay’s recent comments, that the Colts wouldn’t even trade Brissett for a first-round pick.

But next year is a different story, and Brissett will be a free agent after 2019. The Patriots liked his toughness and composure, and they could look for a reunion down the road.

Stay tuned.