NFL trade rumors: Seahawks offered Colts second-round pick for Jacoby Brissett

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Jacoby Brissett (Getty Images)

The Seahawks could be looking to add a backup quarterback.

Seattle recently offered the Colts a second-round pick for Jacoby Brissett, according to a report from the Boston Globe, which cites an unidentified league source. But, Indianapolis rejected the deal, the report says.

The 24-year-old quarterback started 15 games for the Colts last season after he was acquired from the Patriots in early September. Brissett’s role, however, will be reduced this season, as Indianapolis star Andrew Luck is expected to return to the field after missing all of 2017 with a shoulder injury.

Colts owner Jim Irsay told reporters earlier this month the team has no plans to move Brissett.

“All of a sudden, we have the best backup quarterback in football,” Irsay said (via the Indianapolis Star). “I don’t think we’d accept a (first-round pick in a trade) for him. We think he’s that good.”

Brissett threw for 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2017. Indianapolis finished the year with a 4-12 record.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has started 96 games and been named to the Pro Bowl four times over the last six seasons. Seattle’s current backup quarterbacks are Austin Davis and Alex McGough.