New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals: Six Players to Watch
We are a little over 48 hours from kickoff between the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. There is no shortage of players to keep your eye on in this showdown.
Here are three New England Patriots players and three Arizona Cardinals players to keep in mind as you tune in on Sunday Night Football.
Patriots vs. Cardinals Players to Watch Number Six: Jimmy Garoppolo
Of course, everyone in the nation will be watching to see how Garoppolo fares in his first real NFL start. For the first time since the 2001 season, the Patriots will be starting Week 1 with a quarterback not named Tom Brady under center, giving this juicy interconference battle that much more glitz and glamor.
What if Jimmy G pulls a Tommy B?
Garoppolo may not have had the most impressive preseason, but he has logged his hours holding clipboards and carrying Brady’s pads. Surely, Garoppolo has watched a bunch of tape, kept the playbook on his person at all times and practiced enough mental reps to have some confidence going into this game.
Keep your eyes peeled on Garoppolo’s every move. These four games will serve as an extended job interview for the third-year pro (not just with the Patriots, for that matter).
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