Jacoby Brissett - Commanders QB
The Washington Commanders decided to make Sam Howell their starting quarterback from a long way out. This was an obvious disappointment for free-agent signing Jacoby Brissett, who came into the organization with hopes of being the No. 1 and continuing the fine performance levels attained during his time under center with the Cleveland Browns in 2022.
Brissett was an integral figure behind the scenes despite playing second fiddle to Howell. He was a tremendous teammate. He was a superb support system for the young signal-caller. He was always ready to assist with the game-planning process and offer advice when required.
When things began tailing off for Howell, the Commanders gave Brssett a chance to showcase what he could do. His two cameo performances against the Los Angeles Rams and New York Jets caught the eye. Had he not suffered an unfortunate hamstring complication soon after, the former North Carolina State star would have started the team's final two games of 2023.
If nothing else, Brissett's performance levels when under center - albeit briefly - should see interest come his way in free agency. He won't want to stick around with the Commanders in a prime position to select someone like Drake Maye or Caleb Williams in the 2024 NFL Draft. Going somewhere with a legitimate opportunity to fight for a starting job seems like a realistic course of action.