Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett agrees to terms with the Patriots

After one year as a backup with the Washington Commanders, Jacoby Brissett is returning to the New England Patriots. On Monday, the 31-year-old agreed to terms with the Patriots, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft.

It’s a similar deal to the one he received with the Commanders in 2023.

Brissett only appeared in three games for the Commanders last season but made his presence felt. In relief of Sam Howell late in the season against the Rams and Jets, Brissett led Washington on touchdown drives in five of his six possessions. The only drive he didn’t lead the Commanders to a touchdown on was when Washington was attempting to run out the clock in the late loss to the Jets.

In his three games with the Commanders, Brissett completed 18 of 23 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns. This comes after his successful 2022 season in which he started 11 games for the Browns in place of the suspended Deshaun Watson — and was much better than Watson.

Brissett served as a mentor to Howell in 2023 and will likely be in the same position with the Patriots in 2024 if New England uses its No. 3 overall selection on one of the NFL draft’s top three quarterbacks.


Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire