Jacoby Brissett Stats, Bio & Highlights

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Jacoby Brissett throws in the second half against the New Orleans Saints during last week’s preseason game. (Getty)

The Patriots surprised many draft analysts when they selected Jacoby Brissett as the second of their three third-round picks. However, Brissett may soon become a familiar face for New England fans. The 23-year-old quarterback out of N.C. State completed 7 of 13 passes for 63 yards in last week’s preseason opener against the Saints in his NFL debut. He’s expected to get more reps tonight when the Patriots host the Bears in their second preseason game.

“It was what you dream of as a little kid, and it ended up being everything you thought it would,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “It was fun to be out there, to be in the huddle and back on the field doing what you love.”

According to the Boston Globe, Bill Belichick has indicated he believes Brissett can handle the job of being the team’s top backup for Weeks 1-4, as Tom Brady serves his suspension.

Belichick reiterated that although the Patriots have talked about adding a fourth quarterback, they’re set at that position for now and preparing to enter the regular season with Brissett as the backup to Jimmy Garoppolo.

There’s still a possibility the team could add another quarterback, but Belichick’s comments are considered to be a vote of confidence in the young quarterback.

When asked about the situation, Brissett told reporters he’s trying to prepare himself for whatever is asked of him.

“It makes the position not as hectic. He made the call,” Brissett said, according to WEEI. “You just go out there and do your job and whatever happens just happens. We’ve all got each other’s back and want the best for the whole team.”

Here’s what you need to know about Brissett:


College Career & Stats

Jacoby Brissett Official Highlights | NC State QBJacoby Brissett has been a catalyst in the resurgence of NC State football in his two seasons as the starting quarterback. The dual-threat passer has kept Pack fans on the edge of their seats with his dynamic runs and big arm. Check out the official highlights of the exciting quarterback right here! SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Oqg3iE The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA's) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. ACC teams and athletes have claimed dozens of national championships in multiple sports throughout the conference's history. Generally, the ACC's top athletes and teams in any particular sport in a given year are considered to be among the top collegiate competitors in the nation. The ACC is considered to be one of the six collegiate power conferences, all of which enjoy extensive media coverage and automatic qualifying for their football champion into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). With the advent of the College Football Playoff in 2014, the ACC will be one of five conferences with a contractual tie-in to an "access bowl", the successors to the BCS. Founded in 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina, by seven universities located in the South Atlantic States, the conference added additional members in late 1953, 1979, 1991, 2004, and 2013. The 2004 and 2013 additions extended the conference's footprint into the Northeast and Midwest. The most recent expansion in 2013 saw the additions of the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, and Syracuse University. In 2012, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC to join the Big Ten Conference. On November 28, 2012, the ACC's Council of Presidents voted unanimously to invite the University of Louisville as a full member, replacing Maryland. Connect with the ACCDigitalNetwork Online: Visit the ACC WEBSITE: http://theacc.com Follow the ACCDN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theACCDN Follow the ACCDN on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theACCDN http://www.youtube.com/user/ACCDigitalNetwork2016-01-29T15:13:34.000Z

2015 Season

Passing Yards: 2,662

Completion Percentage: 60.0

Touchdowns: 20

Interceptions: 6

Quarterback Rating: 130.3

Yards per Attempt: 6.7

Yards per Game: 204.8

Jacoby Brissett began his college career at the University of Florida. In his sophomore year however, he was beaten out by Jeff Driskel for the starting job, which led to his departure. Brissett’s transfer didn’t come as a surprise to many since Florida coach Will Muschamp said in late November that Driskel would be the starter in 2013.

In 2011, Brissett played in eight games and completed 18 of 39 passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. The following year, he played in five games and completed 23 of 35 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown.

Brissett transferred to North Carolina State University in January 2013. After sitting out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, Brissett took over as the Wolfpack’s starting quarterback for 2014. That season, he passed for 2,606 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. One of the highlights was Brissett’s game against Florida State in 2014, completing 32 of 48 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns. He earned honorable mention All-ACC honors his senior year.


Jacoby Brissett’s Bio

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Height: 6’4″
Weight: 231 lbs

The dual-threat quarterback is from West Palm Beach, Florida where was a two-sport star at Dwyer High School. Brissett played basketball in addition to being rated a four-start football recruit, and the third best dual-threat quarterback in his class by Rivals.com.

He finally chose football over basketball when he was recruited by both the University of Miami and the University of Florida. Brissett transferred to NC State after the 2012 season following two years at Florida, where he ultimately lost the starting job to Jeff Driskel.

He was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round with the 91st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

In a draft analysis, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote, “he possesses competitive spirit and football character needed to be an NFL quarterback.”

Zierlein went on to compare Brissett to former Heisman Trophy winner and Bucs starting quarterback Jamies Winston:

With his size, arm and competitiveness, there are times when Brissett will remind you of Jameis Winston, but Winston understood the nuances of the position early in his college career while Brissett is still learning. Brissett’s overall ability as a passer is NFL-­caliber and he should continue to show rapid improvement on the next level with better weapons and protection. While an NFL staff will need to help him overcome his bad habits and learn to be more consistent with his pre­-snap recognitions, Brissett has the tools to become an NFL starter.