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Jacoby Brissett getting short yardage work in place of Philip Rivers

Colts QB Philip Rivers is dealing with a toe injury that impacts his mobility. Indianapolis is getting creative with Jacoby Brissett.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) on the sidelines during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts are getting creative in a must-win game against the Tennessee Titans. Philip Rivers is their starting quarterback and getting most of the work, but backup Jacoby Brissett has gotten three snaps early into the second quarter. He has not attempted a pass, but instead has handed off once and run twice for three yards. One run converted a 4th down and one resulted in a touchdown.

Philip Rivers is dealing with a toe injury that cost him two days of practice this past week. He is still playing, but given his general lack of mobility already, it is not surprising we see the Colts bring in the considerably more mobile Brissett to make some short yardage plays.

Rivers is going to continue playing, but he and the running backs could be losing some upside with Brissett getting some work. Rivers has completed 7 of 8 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown pass to Trey Burton.