FOXBORO, Mass. — We might not know who will start at quarterback for the New England Patriots on Thursday until shortly before kickoff.
Asked duringÂ his Tuesday news conference whether quarterback wouldÂ be a game-time decision, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, “It could be, sure.”
“It would depend on the situation,” he added. “It would depend on a lot of things. Itâs possible, sure.”
The Patriots’ quarterback situation is steeped in uncertainty in the wake of Jimmy Garoppolo’s shoulder injury. Garoppolo was not present at Tuesday’s walkthrough, but the team has not ruled him out for Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans, according to multiple reports.
New England also had not signed a free-agent signal-callerÂ as of Tuesday afternoon, making rookie Jacoby Brissett their only option at the position. Brissett made his NFL debut Sunday after Garoppolo went down, completing 6 of 9 passes for 92 yards in a 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.
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