5 veteran quarterbacks the Commanders could pursue in 2023

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Commanders could sign Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett is another player who has seen a lot in this league. But what stands him apart from the rest in this group was his time with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England in 2016.

Although he went from backup to starter, to injured/reserve, he was on the 53-man roster for their Super Bowl run. That in itself is quite valuable knowledge, as Brissett has seen first-hand what it takes to win it all through two all-time league legends.

The Washington Commanders haven’t had that at the position in, well, a while. And that’s without counting Carson Wentz.

Brissett also backed up Andrew Luck and Phillip Rivers, two very intelligent players who had to have left an impression on his game. As a starter, he’s been serviceable, but on the fringe of mediocrity, tossing 48 touchdowns in his career as opposed to 23 interceptions for 10,350 passing yards and a passer rating of 84.4.

In 2023, Brissett started 11 games for the Cleveland Browns while Deshaun Watson served his league-mandated suspension. He isn’t going to win you many games on his own, but I believe he wouldn’t be the one to lose them, either.

Overall, his extensive experience with highly respected quarterbacks and coaches makes him a top option to backup Sam Howell. Brissett’s also seen starting time at each of his NFL stops, making him sturdy enough to start some games and keep the Commanders’ ship sailing straight if needed in 2023.