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Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL, from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, and Philip Rivers.

Brissett is already preparing for life after football, though he’s not done playing.

On Wednesday, Brissett became a venture capital fund investor co-founded by two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins. The 28-year-old quarterback signed a $7.5 million, one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last month. Several other NFL players, including Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Jordan Matthews, and Rodney McLeod, have invested in Broad Street Ventures. “I didn’t want to be in a situation where I was broke when I was done,” Brissett said on the AP Pro Football Podcast.

Brissett reached out to Harmon and McCourty, former teammates in New England, for advice.

“I grew up where I would never see this amount of money, so how can I expect to know what to do with it?” Brissett said. “I leaned on Devin and Duron because I knew they made more money than me. I could lean on them and say: ‘Hey, how did you navigate this? How do you go about this?’”

Jacoby Brissett

While he looks toward the future, Brissett is excited about going home to play football and reuniting with Dolphins coach Brian Flores, an assistant coach for the Patriots in Brissett’s rookie season. He replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started seven games for Miami last year. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Brissett is slated to be Tua Tagovailoa.

“That was my deciding factor was the opportunity to compete no matter where I went,” Brissett said. “I have no expectations going in there. To go out there, compete, play my best, get better every day, and hold myself to a starter-caliber player in this league no matter the situation. I’m looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to grow.”

Brissett started two games as a rookie after Jimmy Garoppolo was injured. Both QBs were filling in for Brady, who was suspended for the first four games. He was 4-11 as a starter for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 when Luck was injured. He went 7-8 in 2019 after Luck abruptly retired.

“Coming into the league, and that’s your first experience of what NFL football looks like,” Brissett said about winning a Super Bowl with New England in 2016. “To set a standard daily at practice with many other guys, and you saw how it all meshed together. For me to come into the league, and that’s my first experience as a young player, as a young quarterback, playing with the greatest quarterback of all time, it was a tremendous experience in learning that I will never forget.”

Two years ago, Brissett had his best season playing for Colts coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, now Philadelphia’s head coach. Brissett threw for 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns, six interceptions, and had a passer rating of 88. He also ran for four scores. He had high praise for Reich and Sirianni.

“When you talk to Nick and start talking football, you kind of see his personality,” Brissett said. “Unbelievable, dude. He knows football. He loves football, a guy that will be prepared for everything. One thing about Nick is he thinks of every situation possible. That will set him apart from many of these coaches because I’m sure he will call the plays there. I’m excited to see how it goes. We’ve always talked about him getting that opportunity to be a head coach. I think he will be one of the good ones in this league.”

Brissett expects Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts to have success under Sirianni. Hurts started four games as a rookie last season. “The best thing about it is Nick is going to teach him,” Brissett said. “Nick is a great teacher. He understands players. He knows how to get his information through to the players so that the player understands it. So I think that will be best for Jalen and any quarterback playing with him.”

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