Bill Belichick won’t commit to Mac Jones starting over Bailey Zappe

We would have quaint quarterback controversy brewing in New England.

Invoice Belichick was showing on the “Greg Hill Present” on WEEI, and declined to decide to Mac Jones being the full-time starter over Bailey Zappe when the previous returns from an ankle damage.

Requested if he might foresee a situation the place Zappe stays the starter, Belichick answered, “Yeah, I’m not gonna get into lots of hypotheticals on all of the various things which may or won’t occur, and all that. It’s, to me, a waste of time. I’m not gonna sit right here and dream up eventualities and all that. We’ll take issues as they arrive, and go from there.”

Bill Belichick declined to commit to Mac Jones starting over Bailey Zappe when Jones is healthy.
Invoice Belichick declined to decide to Mac Jones beginning over Bailey Zappe when Jones is wholesome.
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On one hand, you may say that is typical Belichick, refusing to disclose his playing cards when he doesn’t should. On the opposite, Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer points out that Belichick repeatedly declared Cam Newton the starter over Jones main into final season.

These declarations had been made, however then Belichick deviated from them, releasing Newton proper earlier than the season started, and naming Jones the starter.

So, studying into Belichick’s public feedback could be hazardous.

Mac Jones suffered a excessive ankle sprain in Week 3 in opposition to the Ravens.
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In any occasion, Zappe and the Patriots took the Packers to time beyond regulation 9 days in the past at Lambeau Area, and adopted that up by decimating the Lions 29-0 on Sunday.

In opposition to the Lions, Zappe accomplished 17 of 21 passes for 188 yards and a landing, with an interception.

Jones, who suffered a excessive ankle sprain within the Patriots’ Week 3 loss to the Ravens, has struggled with ball safety this season, tossing 5 interceptions in three begins.

The two-3 Patriots are three-point underdogs in Cleveland on Sunday with Jones’ well being standing nonetheless unclear.

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