Bailey Zappe has played solid, mistake-free football since taking over as the Patriots’ starting quarterback and it has many people thinking he might keep this job.
Head coach Bill Belichick was asked if starter Mac Jones will play once he’s healthy and his reply did not sound too confident in that notion.
“We’ll see how that process is. Mac still wasn’t able to play yesterday,” Belichick said.
With his performance in Sunday’s 38-15 win over the Browns in Cleveland, Zappe now has done something that hasn’t been seen in the NFL in 65 years.
“Bailey Zappe is the first rookie to win his first two career starts and record a 100-plus passer rating in those games since Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in 1957,” the official NFL Research Twitter account posted Sunday.
On Sunday, Zappe completed 24 of 34 passes against the Browns for 309 yards and two touchdowns.
The Patriots are essentially in a good position as they don’t have to rush Jones back as long as Zappe keeps playing at this level.
The team is now 3-3 after two-straight victories.