After watching an inconsistent Tolzien perform during the preseason, the Colts acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett from the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon.
Dorsett, the Colts' first-round pick in 2015, had 33 catches for 528 yards and two scores last season. Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morrishad been competing for the backup spot, though the trade for Brissett suggests the Colts fancy him as a potential backup for Luck. He was 28-of-39 for 341 yards, four touchdowns and an interception, and ran for another touchdown.
The Patriots are lean in the slot with the season-ending ACL injury suffered by Julian Edelman, and if they can harness Dorsett's blistering speed (4.33 in the 40 at the 2015 scouting combine), they may have a fearsome three-pronged attack in Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Dorsett to start the season.
See how Twitter reacted to the trade. Brissett was never going to be the future of the Patriots; that role is either going to backup quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, or a player who has yet to be drafted.
The Patriots and Colts are both dealing with significant injuries to start the year.
Overall, the Colts need help at Quarterback with Andrew Luck's uncertain help and they can certainly spare to lose a WR.
Luck is on the active roster, but it's unknown when he'll play in the regular season. But he was also playing against a ton of backups, and backups to backups. Brissett completed 34-of-55 passes for 400 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Marsh was the 140th player selected in the 2014 draft. In three games previous year, he threw no touchdowns and no interceptions. He has 51 career receptions, three of them for touchdowns, in his career.
Carr became a cut casualty after the Patriots added Dorsett.
The Patriots kept four undrafted free agents, hanging onto tight end Jacob Hollister, defensive lineman Adam Butler, linebacker Harvey Langi, and offensive lineman Cole Croston.