NFL Thursday Night Football Rumors: New England Patriots will not have Garoppolo, Tom Brady wants to see Edelman quarterbacking?
The New England Patriots managed to post a 2-0 start without superstar quarterback Tom Brady and even Rob Gronkowski. Jimmy Garoppolo handled the starting job well but his sprained AC joint would not let him play on Thursday.
The Patriots’ quarterback situation actually be unfathomable as the Patriots have the option to utilize third-string and rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, though Garoppolo is not ruled out yet.
While the Patriots are making the noise, suspended Brady continues to express his thoughts on his team. Now that the Patriots have yet to decide on who will be the starting quarterback, Brady is willing to see Julian Edelman playing as a quarterback and not a receiver. Brady couldn’t forget that play they executed few years ago against the Baltimore Ravens in which Edelman threw a touchdown pass to Danny Amendola.
“He still talks about that touchdown pass he threw against Baltimore a few years ago,” Brady mentioned it to Jim Gray on Westwood One radio network Monday. “Actually, maybe it would give him a little more ammunition if he did well. But if he didn’t do so well, he’s batting 1.000 right now, so there’s only one place to go.”
Brady also talked about Brissetts opportunity to show forth what he has got in this given situation.
“Well, Jacoby (Brissett’s) done a great job taking advantage of his opportunity as well,” Brady said. “He went in there yesterday and showed a lot of poise. He’s got a great demeanor about him. I’ve loved working with him. I think he shows up to work every day working hard. He’s very competitive. I know our coaching staff will have him prepared and ready to go for Thursday night if he’s called upon. Who knows, Jimmy may be out there. We’ll see how it plays out.”
Edelman played as quarterback at Kent State in 2006-2008. He completed 54.5 percent of his passes for 4,997 yards and 30 touchdowns against 31 interceptions, and added 2,494 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground.
Will Bill Belichick use Edelman as quarterback again?