Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett
No. 7New England Patriots
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992
Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Dwyer
College: NC State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
Roster status: Designated for return
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Pass completions: 34
Pass attempts: 55
Completion percentage: 61.8
Passing yards: 400
TD–INT: 0–0
Passer rating: 83.9
Player stats at NFL.com

Jacoby Brissett (born December 11, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and NC State. He was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years

Brissett attended William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.[2] Rivals.com ranked him as a four-star recruit and the third best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[3] He committed to play college football at the University of Florida in February 2011.[4]

College career

As a true freshman at Florida in 2011, Brissett was a backup to starter John Brantley. In October he started his first two career games, after Brantley was injured.[5] His first career start came against number-one ranked LSU.[6] He threw for 94 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the 41–11 loss. Overall he appeared in eight games, completing 18 of 39 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Entering his sophomore season, Brissett competed with Jeff Driskel for the Gators starting job.[7] Brissett started the opening game against Bowling Green, however Driskel was the starter for the rest of the season. Brissett started his second game of the season against Jacksonville State after Driskel was unable to play due to injury.[8] Overall he appeared in five games, completing 23 of 35 for 249 yards and a touchdown.

Brissett transferred to North Carolina State University in January 2013.[9][10] After sitting out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, Brissett took over as the Wolfpack's starting quarterback for 2014.[11][12][13][14] That year he passed for 2,606 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. As a senior in 2015 he passed for 2,662 yards and 20 touchdowns.


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2011 Florida 18 39 46.2 206 5.3 2 4 86.9 13 7 0.5 2
2012 Florida 23 35 65.7 249 7.1 1 0 134.9 7 -4 -0.6 1
2014 NC State 221 370 59.7 2,606 7.0 23 5 136.7 124 529 4.3 3
2015 NC State 237 395 60.0 2,662 6.7 20 6 130.3 139 370 2.7 6
Career 499 839 59.5 5,723 6.8 46 15 131.3 283 902 3.2 12


Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 231 lb 4.94 s 2.93 s 1.79 s 4.53 s 7.17 s 31 in 9 ft 5 in
All values from NFL Combine[16]

Brissett was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round with the 91st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the only player selected in the 2016 draft who declined to hire an agent.[17] On June 16, 2016, Brissett signed a four-year rookie contract with the Patriots.[18]

Brissett played in his first regular season game on September 18, 2016, when starter Jimmy Garoppolo left the Patriots' Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins after an apparent shoulder injury. The Patriots were leading 21–0 at the time. Brissett finished the game completing 6 of 9 passes for 92 passing yards as the Patriots won 31–24.[19] The next week, Brissett made his first start against the Houston Texans, completing 11 of 19 passes for 103 yards and carrying the ball eight times for 48 yards in a 27-0 victory. Brissett scored his first touchdown in the game on a 27-yard run.[20] Brissett injured his thumb in the game, played as the Patriots quarterback in week 4 against the Buffalo Bills (L, 0-16) despite that thumb injury, and was placed on injured reserve on October 7, 2016.[21] On November 30, 2016, Brissett was chosen to be the one player to be promoted back to the active roster from the injured reserve and on the day he began practicing for the 21 day span before he needs to be promoted back to the active roster. [22]


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  2. "Football or basketball? Jacoby Brissett still can't decide – High School Buzz".
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  6. "Gators start Dwyer's Jacoby Brissett at QB vs. No. 1 LSU – Gator Bytes".
  7. "Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett competing for Florida quarterback job". AL.com.
  8. "Jeff Driskel of Florida Gators might be sidelined for next two games". ESPN.com.
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  10. "NC State adds Florida transfer QB Brissett". ESPN.com.
  11. Fox Sports. "Florida transfer QB Jacoby Brissett ready to star for N.C. State". FOX Sports.
  12. AARON BEARD, Associated PressHerald-Sun (June 27, 2014). "New Wolfpack QB Jacoby Brissett ready and rarin' to go". The Herald-Sun.
  13. Former UF quarterback Jacoby Brissett ready to lead NC State in 2014
  14. "Ex-Florida QB Jacoby Brissett is ready to shine for N.C. State". jacksonville.com.
  15. "Jacoby Brissett". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  16. "Jacoby Brissett". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  17. "Jacoby Brissett, only draft pick without an agent, remains unsigned". Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  18. Alper, Josh. "Jacoby Brissett signs rookie deal with Patriots". Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  19. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/meet-the-patriots-jacoby-brissett-whos-starting-for-the-injured-jimmy-garoppolo/
  20. Reiss, Mike (2016-09-23). "Pats coach Bill Belichick lauds rookie Jacoby Brissett's debut". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  21. "QB Jacoby Brissett Placed on Injured Reserve". Patriots.com. October 7, 2016.
  22. http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4797982/rookie-qb-jacoby-brissett-practices-for-first-time-as-part-of-ir-rule

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