The New England Patriots’ Bailey Zappe has performed admirably in both of his starts, which has raised the possibility that the rookie will continue to start at quarterback even after Mac Jones has fully recovered from his ankle injury. It seems unlikely that will happen.
Jones will be New England’s starting quarterback whenever he is fit enough to play, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic on Thursday. The Patriots’ game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night may be that occasion.
The cumulative score of the Patriots’ last two victories is 67-15. Zappe performed admirably in those games, completing 76 percent of his throws for 497 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. That does not imply that the Patriots will disregard the offseason work they put into developing an offence for Jones. However, given how at ease Zappe appeared, Jones’ room for error may suddenly be considerably reduced.
Jones is anticipated to be cleared for Monday’s game, according to reports from his teammates. His ankle sprain, which was described as severe, has been healing. As is customary for him, head coach Bill Belichick has not named a starting for the Bears game.
This week, there was a rumour that Jones and the Patriots had been at conflict, but the source of that information was exceedingly dubious. When Jones is cleared, it doesn’t seem like there will be any controversy in New England.
When Mac Jones returns, the Patriots have plans, according to a reporter, Larry Brown Sports.