In a week of uncertainty about the Patriots starting quarterback, multiple reports are now confirming that rookie Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback for New England against the Bills today.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jacoby Brissett to start, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/zBNr9QhnAV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2016
With Brissett starting it’s expected that Garoppolo will be inactive. If that proves to be the case WR Julian Edelman will serve as the backup quarterback. Edelman was a college quarterback at Kent State.
Garoppolo suffered a sprained throwing shoulder two weeks ago against Miami. A lack of strength in the arm is being reported as the sticking point. Bills head coach Rex Ryan didn’t know for sure, but anticipated that Brissett would be the starting quarterback this week for New England.
Tags: Bills-Patriots, Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo
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