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.
The 28-year-old quarterback signed a $7.5 million, one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last month. On Wednesday, Brissett became an investor in a venture capital fund co-founded by two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins.
Several other NFL players, including Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Jordan Matthews and Rodney McLeod also 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 in my life, so how can I expect to know what to do with it?” Brissett said. “Knowing that, I kind of leaned on Devin and Duron because I knew they obviously made more money than me. I could lean on them and say: ‘Hey, how did you navigate this? How do you go about this?’”
While he looks toward the future, Brissett is excited about going home to play football and reuniting with Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who was an assistant coach for the Patriots in Brissett’s rookie season. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Brissett is slated to be the backup to Tua Tagovailoa. He replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started seven games for Miami last year.