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Carolina Panthers must contain Jacoby Brissett
Jacoby Brissett is by no means a flashy quarterback. Even though the journeyman is only filing in for the suspended Deshaun Watson over the first 11 games, he can still make the right decisions and win some games if the offense around him is capable.
Brissett has Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to lean on in the backfield, which will take a lot of the load off his shoulders and make his day a lot easier. Especially in the play-action game as the Carolina Panthers have to put more in the box and stop the run first.
In his 11 games starting last year for the Miami Dolphins, Brissett threw for 1,283 yards and five touchdowns. Not eye-popping numbers, but efficient with a 62.7 completion percentage.
He started for the Indianapolis Colts over two years before joining the Dolphins. Brissett threw for 2,942 and 3,098 during the two campaigns he was their starter, but never quite did enough to install long-term confidence.
The Panthers cannot take Brissett lightly in the air as he can have a big day. Especially if their running game is working to the level expected.
Brissett normally gives the opposition one or two chances for turnovers if his previous production is any indication. This is something that the Panthers must capitalize on when they inevitably arrive.