Examining New England Patriots rookies snap counts through Week 3
2. Jacoby Brissett (3rd round pick)
Total snaps: 102
Percentage of total offensive snaps: 47.44%
Week 1 snaps: 0
Week 2 snaps: 38
Week 3 snaps: 64
As a result of playing the entire second half against the Dolphins and starting in Week 3, Jacoby Brissett has played in more snaps than all but one rookie.
In that action, Brissett has been unspectacular on the stat sheet but spectacular in the win column. His stat line of 60.7 completion percentage, 195 yards and a quarterback rating of 81.7 isn’t going to win anyone fantasy football games, but Brissett was tasked with keeping the ship afloat and ensuring the Patriots win, which is exactly what he has done.
Every Patriots fan got goosebumps when they saw Brissett bootlegging for a long touchdown run against the Texans. What a feeling that must have been for the North Carolina State product, who has been overlooked all offseason in the midst of Deflategate and Jimmy Garoppolo’s highly-anticipated Week 1 start.
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