Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots are still uncertain as to who will be starting at quarterback in Week 4’s game against the Bills.
Schefter does, however, say that the Patriots are hopeful and confident they will have at least, and possibly two, of their starting quarterbacks available next week.
New England still wants to see how Jimmy Garoppolo is faring with his sprained AC joint, but he is “definitely is making progress,” according to Schefter.
As for rookie Jacoby Brissett, Schefter says that they still want to see how his thumb injury responds, but there’s a “realistic chance” he’ll be available next Sunday as well.
A Patriots source tells Schefter there’s a decent chance they’ll have at least one of those quarterbacks available in Week 4.
If the Patriots need to sign a quarterback next week, Schefter says they’ll likely bring in T.J. Yates, who visited New England last week and try to get him up to speed.
Brissett, 22, was taken in the third round of this year’s NFL draft by the Patriots. He’s in the first year of his four-year, $3.411 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
This year, Brissett has thrown for 195 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes to go along with 60 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground.
We’ll have more regarding the Patriots’ quarterbacks as the news is available.