As we prepare for Thursday night’s AFC showdown between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans, we need to acknowledge some worries all Patriots fans have right now.
3. The quarterback situation
Unless they sign a quarterback in the next three minutes, it looks like Julian Edelman is going to be the backup quarterback on Thursday night. Considering that Jacoby Brissett is just as inexperienced as Jimmy Garoppolo when it comes to being aware of his surroundings in the pocket, that is pretty worrying.
In other words, what is more worrying than Brissett starting on Thursday night is the thought of Brissett getting hurt. Especially since the Patriots have no plans to add a veteran quarterback to the roster, per Adam Schefter.
While we Patriots fans trust the coaching staff’s decision, it doesn’t keep us from worrying a bit about the whole thing. At least Brissett looks like a steady passer; it could be worse.
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