Jacoby Brissett discusses awkward meeting with Bill Belichick following trade to Colts

Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm

It was days before the 2017 season and the Patriots needed help at wide receiver. They also had three quarterbacks with Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the roster, so it only made sense to deal Brissett for a wide out.

They found a match with the Colts and Phillip Dorsett, who just wasn't working out, so after one season in New England Brissett was on his way to a new team.

Appearing on Pardon My Take Wednesday, Brissett explained the awkward conversation with Bill Belichick informing him of the trade.

“Yeah because at the time Julian (Edelman) had got hurt, and we were looking for a receiver," he said. "That was pretty much it. I just froze sitting in front of him. I wasn’t talking, he wasn’t talking after he told me why so I just got up and left. … Saw him at the Derby and it was all good. But he was just like, “Yeah good luck” and I was like, ‘Alright, I guess. I don’t know what the hell is going on right now' and then I had to get on a flight to go to Indy.”

Brissett still remains close to several members of the Patriots, including Brady and Garoppolo. He's joined the group on multiple trips to the Kentucky Derby.

“Well, we all meet each other there," he said. "The first year we did, my rookie year. Then last year because I was in Indy, and there were in Boston, I drove up because it was like a two hour drive for me, so I drove up. It’s a great trip. You don’t remember it. You just go back and look through your text messages and see what the hell everyone was saying. It’s a great trip.”

The NC State product is Andrew Luck's backup with the Colts, but could once again be a trade possibility considering his talent and what they could get in return.

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