ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots have no plans to bring in or sign another quarterback ahead of Thursday’s game against the Texans, despite the AC joint sprain Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with.
Earlier in the day, there was some talk that New England may consider adding a quarterback for at least this week.
However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that there is hope Garoppolo will be back for the Week 4 game.
Others had mentioned that Garoppolo could still serve as the team’s backup this week, depending on how inflamed his shoulder is and his level of pain tolerance.
Either way, it’s clear that the Patriots are likely to move forward with rookie QB Jacoby Brissett as their starter in Week 3.
Brissett, 23, was taken with the No. 91 overall pick by the Patriots. He signed a four-year contract worth $3,020,604 that included a signing bonus of $680,604 with the Patriots.
During Sunday’s game, Brissett completed 6-of-9 passes for 92 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions for the Patriots.
We’ll have more regarding the Patriots’ plans as the news is available.