The New England Patriots beat the Detroit Lions without Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer. Head coach Bill Belichick used rookie Bailey Zappe as his starting QB and the experiment worked. Zappe did a brilliant job replacing Jones on the field. Will he replace him throughout the entire season?
Belichick is not even interested in taking part in this discussion. He is working on his next game and getting “into a lot of hypotheticals on all different things that might or might not happen” is not his thing. The man is busy winning games. His team celebrated a 29-0 win over the Lions, remember?
“I’m not going to get into a lot of hypotheticals on all different things that might or might not happen, and all that,” said Belichick during his appearance WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show.
“To me, it’s a waste of time. I’m not going to sit around here and dream up scenarios and all that. “We’ll take things as they come and go from there. Honestly, Mac wasn’t active (Sunday), and it wasn’t any part of any decision yesterday.”
Bill Belichick won’t change his starting QB at this point
Belichick made a few good points. Why would he discuss a permanent change at this point? Jones did a decent job on the football field and led the team to seven straight wins last season. There’s no room for speculation at this point. It’s too soon to say that the Alabama QB is set to lose his job as a starting quarterback.
To make things even more interesting, Belichick never declared Jones as his starter. This made people talk about the potential switch of positions.
Zappe was great on the field last Sunday. He was great in training camp. However, Belichick and Co. will have to see more from him. Zappe has a chance to start the Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns. He better use this opportunity wisely. We all know what that means. Jones didn’t do his best in the first three games of the season and analysts are a bit worried about his role in the future. Belichick has the final word after all.