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Could Jacoby Brissett be Traded for a 1st Round Pick?

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Former NC State Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and with starter Andrew Luck out with a calf strain this preseason, the former Wolfpacker finds himself in a position to raise his value to the Colts, and also in the eyes of the rest of the league.

Brissett is taking all of the 1st team snaps in camp, and will start for Indianapolis tonight in their first preseason game against Buffalo.

In 12 career preseason games, Brissett has passed for 1,247 Pass Yards, at a 66% completion rate, with 6 touchdowns (1 interception).

While only taking 18 total snaps in 2018, Brissett has proven that he can be “the guy”, starting 15 of 16 games in 2017, after Luck went down with an injury in Week 1.

Colts Head Coach Frank Reich couldn’t have a higher opinion of Brissett, and thinks that he’s a Top-20 signal caller in the NFL.

“It’s impossible for me to have a higher opinion of Jacoby than I do. I said it last year: I think he’s a top-20 quarterback. I still say that. After watching him for a year, this guy’s really good,” Reich told reporters in March at the NFL owners meetings. “I tell Chris (Ballard – Colts GM) all the time, ‘Please don’t let him go. I don’t care what anybody offers him. Don’t let him go.’’ (Colts)

Andrew Luck also believes that Brissett’s days of being a backup quarterback are coming to an end.

“He’s awesome. One, he’s helped me improve a lot. He’s challenged me in many ways. I’ve learned a bunch from him. I think he’s a really, really, really good quarterback. I don’t know what his path will be, per se. I hope we can play together as long as we can, but I don’t think Jacoby is destined to be a backup forever. I think he’s very talented. I think he works incredibly hard. He works on improving his play as a teammate, quarterback all the time. Again, he’s challenged me and he’s been a pleasure to play with, and will continue to be a pleasure to play with. And we’ve become very good friends in the process so I’m excited about what his very bright future holds.” (NBC)

There is some chirping about Brissett’s trade value. Some are even wondering if he could demand a 1st round pick.

Jacoby gets a chance to show all of the NFL what he’s worth tonight in the Colt’s first preseason game, and I think a big paycheck is looming in his future.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 3 Report: Thursday

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Week 3 of the 2019 NFL Preseason kicked off last night, and quite a few former NC State football players were in action.

Quarterback Ryan Finley was sharp once again, completing 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 155 yards in the Bengals 25-23 loss to the Giants (92.7 QB Rating). Heading into Week 3 of the 2019 NFL Preseason, legend Kurt Warner believed that Finley was the best rookie quarterback thus far.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers probably caught some grief after the game for his holding penalty and going 0-3 on attempts from Tom Brady, but he still proved to be one of the most productive receivers in the 2019 NFL preseason last night. Meyers had 7 receptions for 74 yards (12 targets) in the Patriots 10-3 victory over the Panthers. He is currently leading the NFL this preaseason in receiving yards (225) and receptions (19).

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon had 2 receptions for 37 yards on 3 targets in the Redskins 19-7 victory over the Falcons.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 1 tackle, 0.5 sacks and 1 QB hit in the Bengals 25-23 loss to the Giants.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 1 QB Hit in the Giants 25-23 victory over the Bengals.

Quarterback Mike Glennon was 4-9 for 38 yards in the Raiders 22-21 victory over the Packers.

Punter A.J. Cole averaged 42.2 yards per punt (6 punts), placing 1 inside the 20 in the Raiders 22-21 victory over the Packers.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Monday

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Last night, 3 former NC State players put on a show in the Monday Night Football game of Week 2 of the NFL Preseason. If you missed our updates from Thursday & Friday, and Saturday & Sunday, make sure to catch up.

Linebacker Bradley Chubb was the 2nd best graded player in the NFL during the 2nd week of the Preseason last night (PFF). Chubb had 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 2 QB hits. One of his QB hits, resulted in an interception.

Defensive End Kentavius Street had himself a game as well, racking up 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2 QB hits.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson also shined, picking up 4 tackles, 2 pass deflections and 1 interception.

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Trea Turner Steals the 150th Base is his Career

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Former NC State All-American shortstop Trea Turner stole the 150th base of his career last Friday night.

Turner’s 26 stolen bases rank 6th in the MLB this year, though he’s only played in 85 games.

On top of that, Trea’s on-base streak was extended to 27 games tonight.

On the year, Turner is batting .294 with 13 home runs.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Saturday & Sunday

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A handful of former NC State football players were in action on Saturday and Sunday in the 2nd week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. If you missed the report from Thursday and Friday’s games, check it out here.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers is becoming a legend in New England this preseason. He had 6 receptions for 82 yards (6 targets) in the Patriots 22-17 victory over the Titans on Saturday.

Meyers has had 6 receptions in both preseason games thus far.

Meyers went undrafted this Summer, and he’s looking like a WR1.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was fantastic on Saturday night, completing 8 of 10 for 100 yards and a touchdown (QB Rating: 141.7).

Andrew Luck is still battling an ankle injury, and it’s looking more and more like Brissett could be the Week 1 starter for Indy. The Colts plan on making the decision after the third preseason game.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels had 4 rushes for 26 yards (6.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown in the Steelers 17-7 victory over the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 rush for 9 yards in the Colts 21-18 loss to the Browns on Saturday. He also had 1 tackle, and 1 punt return for 0 yards.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 1 tackle and 1 QB Hit in the Chargers 19-17 loss to the Saints yesterday.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 6 of 9 for 82 yards in the Seahawks 25-19 loss to the Vikings yesterday. He also had 2 rushes for 9 yards.

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