Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett was awarded the Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award.
This award is given annually by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA) to the player who cooperates with the media and is a positive influence in the community and within the locker room.
#Browns QB Jacoby Brissett has won the PFWA Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award, given annually to a player to highlight their cooperation with the media and for the way a player carries themselves in the community and with their team.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) January 5, 2023
Brissett Earned This Award
The PFWA made the right choice.
Not many players could have handled the changing quarterback landscape of the 2022 season as well as Brissett.
He was a leader on and off the field.
His Halloween fashion show for the kids was a highlight of his off-the-field community work in Cleveland this season.
Brissett dressed as the video game character Mario and was seen talking, laughing, and dancing with the kids.
He also enlisted players to dress up and participate in the fashion show.
Will Brissett Return In 2023?
For a Browns team that fell short of expectations, everyone will be evaluated.
As QB1 for 11 games, Brissett had a 4-7 record, but some of those losses were not directly attributed to him.
He passed for 2,608 yards and had 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
On 4th-and-10 and the game on the line, #Browns TE David Njoku makes an incredible one-handed TD grab. Holy smokes.
Tampa and Cleveland tied at 17.pic.twitter.com/TcN6eNC0Sf
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 27, 2022
Brissett is an asset on the team and in the locker room, but he may have aspirations of getting a QB1 job elsewhere, or the Browns may go another direction in 2023.
His 2022 contract with the Browns was a one-year deal for $4.65 million.
It is really hard to say where Brissett’s NFL future will take him, but one thing is true, Jacoby Brissett was a blessing to this Browns team in a very difficult season.
Concerned Browns Fan says
This might be the best article that I’ve read of yours Wendy. Jacoby is a winner, leader, and his teammates want to play for him. Not many of those losses were because of him. People can say, that he threw late game interceptions, but he was forced to try and make a play, which is not how he is built.
The defense and special teams, let Jacoby down. Hopefully he goes to a situation, that suits his skillset, and he can lead a team to many wins. It will be sad to see him leave, but he has earned a chance to be a teams QB1.
Wendi Oliveros says
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.