What Have the Patriots Done with QB Bailey Zappe!

2024-25 NFL Computer Predictions and Rankings zappe patriots bailey When the Patriots’ 2022 season came to an abrupt end, certain pundits pondered the possibility of a showdown between Bailey Zappe, the fourth-round quarterback of 2022, and Mac Jones, the first-round selection of 2021, for the coveted starting position. However, as we approach the regular season, the uncertainty surrounding Zappe’s status as New England’s QB2 looms large.

To the astonishment of many, Zappe was unceremoniously released by the Patriots on the day of the deadline, only to find himself back on the practice squad. Subsequently, the team has added the former third-round pick, Matt Corral, further complicating the quarterback situation behind Jones. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, Zappe’s struggles during the preseason and his apparent inability to adapt to Bill O’Brien’s new offensive system ultimately led to his demotion to the practice squad.

Although flawed, it must be acknowledged that Matt Patricia and Joe Judge played a role in aiding Zappe’s transition into the NFL by incorporating an offensive scheme reminiscent of his collegiate days at Western Kentucky. The rookie displayed promise by winning both of his two starts last season, with an impressive completion rate of 70.7 percent.

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