INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts sorted out their quarterback situation Monday.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett warms up for the team’s NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Jacoby Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future and Brian Hoyer will become Brissett’s backup.

A little more than a week after Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement upended Indy’s long-term plans, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Brissett had signed a contract extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Details were not immediately available, though NFL Network first reported it was a two-year deal worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed.

Brissett’s deal came just hours after the Colts announced Hoyer, a longtime backup in the league, would join the team as the new No. 2 on the depth chart. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and $12 million.

“The train keeps moving and either you find a way to fix the problem and roll with it or it’ll swallow you up,” general manager Chris Ballard said Sunday, before the deals for Brissett and Hoyer were completed.

Brissett was entering the final year of his rookie deal this season.

Indy has fielded trade offers for Brissett, but opted to keep him on the roster this season just in case something happened to Luck, whose battle with injuries began early in the 2015 season.

The Colts know what Brissett can do. They acquired him in a cutdown weekend trade just before the 2017 season opener from the New England Patriots. He went 4-11 as the starter that season when Luck missed all 16 games.

A year ago, with Luck back, Brissett threw only four passes.

But in his second season under coach Frank Reich, the Colts have seen significant improvements in the fourth-year quarterback, who was a third-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2016.

Brissett has completed 312 of 528 passes for 3,500 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

He’s also expected to play with a much stronger supporting cast this season than 2017 when he was sacked a league-high 52 times. Indy allowed the fewest sacks in the league (18) last year.

At age 33, Hoyer joins the Colts two days after being released by the Patriots.

Hoyer originally made New England’s roster as an undrafted rookie out of Michigan State in 2009.

In his first three seasons with the Patriots behind Tom Brady, he played in 13 games but never started. In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Hoyer after their top two quarterbacks got hurt and he finished the season with Arizona, which claimed Hoyer off waivers in December.

Hoyer got his most extensive experience with Cleveland in 2013 and 2014, where he went 10-6 as the starter. The next two seasons, in Houston and Chicago, Hoyer was 5-4 and 1-4 as the starter before going 0-6 with San Francisco in 2017. The 49ers released Hoyer after acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade with New England.

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