Last September, days before the start of the regular season, Colts sent wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to New England for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Brissett, the Pats' 2016 third-round pick, started 15 games under trying circumstances, but ended the year as a legitimate option under center while Indy -- and the rest of the league -- waits for Andrew Luck to get healthy. The Colts limped to a 4-12 record but Brissett completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards with 13 passing touchdowns, four more rushing touchdowns and seven interceptions. He played so well, in fact, that it caught the attention of other quarterback-needy teams. Back in February, new Colts coach Frank Reich didn't sound like he was interested in parting ways with the 24-year-old. "There was a lot of evidence of winning football from Jacoby," he said, via Kevin Bowen of 1070 TheFan. "... I'm very encouraged and thankful he's on the roster." And last month a source told the Indianapolis Star's Chris Wade that the Colts had rebuffed two trade offers for Brissett, lending credence to Reich's original remarks. Also lending credence to Brissett staying put? General manager Chris Ballard's remarks on Friday when asked about keeping the young quarterback in Indy for the long haul.