During Week 3 of this year’s NFL season, the Patriots played the Baltimore Ravens. During the game, starting quarterback Mac Jones was sacked to the ground, twisted his ankle, and had to be helped off the field.
The injury was seriously painful for Jones. He limped off the field on one leg and was carried back to the locker room. From the look on his face, it was easy to tell that there would be speculation about whether he would be starting the next game.
Long time backup quarterback Brian Hoyer filled in and almost finished the job, ending the game 26 Patriots, 37 Ravens.
When it came to gametime this past Sunday, October 2nd Against the Green Bay Packers, the speculation was true, and Mac Jones did not step on the field. Ironically, Hoyer, who was still filling in for Jones, was sacked on a 3rd down at the 37-yard line by defensive back Rashan Jones. Hoyer suffered a head injury, unable to finish the game.
Now, the backup, for the backup for Mac Jones got a shot at the Patriots QB spot.
Newcomer 3rd string quarter back Bailey Zappe was able to make his NFL debut on Sunday when he had to fill in for Hoyer. The Patriots ended up losing by 3, with the final score 24-27.
With Jones’ severe ankle condition still unknown, and Hoyer not clear to play from last game’s head injury, it is looking like Zappe will make his first NFL career start for this Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. For more information on scores, stats, and injury reports, check out NFL.com