Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard doesn't intend to trade backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett after Andrew Luck's 2018 season concluded Saturday with a divisional-round loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I won't do it," Ballard said Monday, according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star.
Ballard met with Brissett on Sunday and told him the same thing, Keefer adds.
"It would take somebody doing something that would blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too," Ballard added, according to George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin.
The 25-year-old remains under contract for the 2019 season at a cap hit of roughly $900,000.
Brissett was acquired from the New England Patriots in September 2017 in exchange for wide receiver and former first-rounder Phillip Dorsett as an insurance policy for Luck's injured shoulder.
He replaced named starter Scott Tolzien in Week 1 and held onto the position for the remainder of the year, leading the Colts to a 4-11 record with Luck on the shelf. Brissett completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns with seven interceptions and added 260 rushing yards for four scores. He was sacked a league-high 52 times.
Luck, 29, returned to form this season. He completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns against 15 interceptions. Brissett appeared in just four games and attempted four passes.