After being cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol late in the third quarter of a 20-17 loss to Pittsburgh, Jacoby Brissett didn't take postgame questions because he was still being evaluated for a head injury by team doctors.
"Scott Tolzien started warming up as soon as Jacoby came out, because we could have lost him for the entire game," coach Chuck Pagano said, explaining one of Sunday's odder scenes. "So he went through the protocol and passed it and got back out there in time to run that series."
Team officials said Brissett was initially evaluated for a concussion on the sideline twice — once with team doctors and once by the unaffiliated neurological consultant. He passed both times. Then, after the game, he developed concussion-like symptoms again and returned to the protocol.
IND QB Scott Tolzien - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 at Los Angeles Rams
Andrew Luck is out Week 1, and Scott Tolzien will get the start, with newly acquired Jacoby Brissett still learning the playbook. Let's sum this up for you: Tolzien stinks. Tolzien had one start last season and scored only 8.8 fantasy points at home against Pittsburgh. He did not have a touchdown pass this preseason. The Rams are only 23rd in our aFPA vs. QBs, but there are plenty of better options for your Week 1 starting lineup if looking to stream the position.