Jacoby Brissett Knows He Always Must Be ‘Ready To Go’ With Patriots


FOXBORO, Mass. — Jacoby Brissett learned an important lesson Sunday afternoon: Expect the unexpected with the New England Patriots.

When Jimmy Garoppolo went down with an AC joint sprain in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, Brissett was called upon with a 21-point lead to close out a Patriots win. Brissett did just that by finishing the Patriots’ 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

“No matter what we do, you know you’ve just got to be ready and prepared to go out there and play,” Brissett said Tuesday when asked if he gained confidence in the regular-season game action.

Brissett went 6-of-9 passing for 92 yards on two scoring drives Sunday. He also rushed for 12 yards on four carries.

Brissett could be called on to start Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, depending on Garoppolo’s pain tolerance. The Patriots haven’t signed another quarterback, and they’re just over 48 hours until kickoff, so it appears they won’t. They reportedly had quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree in for workouts Tuesday.

“I’m just worried about Thursday, and helping our team, and no matter what we do, just go out there and try to get a victory,” Brissett said.

He certainly speaks like a Patriot just five months into his NFL career. And based on what coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday, Brissett might not know if he’s starting until shortly before kickoff, so he has to be ready to go.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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