The Indianapolis Colts are sticking with their newest starting quarterback after signing Jacoby Brissett to a contract extension.

Brissett was promoted on the depth chart following the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck, who cited issues with recurring injuries being behind his decision to end a seven-year NFL career.

The Colts confirmed on Tuesday that Brissett has signed a new deal. While details were not disclosed by the franchise, it is reportedly worth $30 million over two years with $20m guaranteed

“Jacoby Brissett is a winning football player in this league, and he is a rare, rare, leader,” general manager Chris Ballard said.

“He is a rare human being, man. That locker room loves Jacoby Brissett. They love him. I think you saw it last year when as we went through the season – just a special guy man and I’m excited to watch him play.”

Brissett completed 58.8 per cent of his passes when starting 15 of 16 games for the Colts in 2017, throwing for 3,098 yards with 13 touchdowns to seven interceptions, while also running the ball for 260 yards and four scores.