Former Washington Football Team QB Colt Brennan dead at 37

Washington Football Team QB Colt Brennan. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Washington Football Team QB Colt Brennan. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /

A former quarterback of the Washington Football Team has died.

Colt Brennan, a sixth-round pick of the team from the 2008 NFL Draft, reportedly died per Hawaii News Now.

Brennan was just 37 years old at his time of death, and details surrounding his passing are not available as of this writing.

Colt Brennan’s Washington Football Team career

Washington Football Team fans will fondly remember the excitement surrounding the team’s selection of Brennan. After all, the record-setting passer had been the first Heisman finalist to come from the University of Hawaii and had completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 14,193 yards, 131 touchdowns, and just 42 interceptions during his time at the school.

What would he do for Washington? Fans got a glimpse of that during the 2008 preseason, as Brennan was terrific in his on-field action. He completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 411 yards, three scores, and no interceptions. He also completed 9-of-10 passes for 123 yards, two touchdowns, and a 157.5 passer rating during the Hall of Fame Game against the Colts.

To some, it looked like Brennan might have a chance to recapture his college magic at the NFL level. However, he spent the 2008 season as the third-string QB behind Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. As he looked to compete for a role in 2009, he unfortunately suffered a hamstring/hip injury before the ’09 season that ended his campaign.

Still, Washington fans fondly remember that preseason and there are some that truly believed Brennan could be the team’s answer at quarterback. Though he was in Washington for just a couple of years before his release, he undoubtedly made an impact on the fans and is remembered as one of the team’s bigger preseason legends.

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We here at Riggo’s Rag would like to send our condolences to the Brennan family. Rest in peace, Colt Brennan. We’re thinking of you at this time.