In the latest episode of “How the Quarterback World Turns” in New England, coach Bill Belichick has still not made a decision on who will be the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback in Week 12.
The Patriots are expected to play a game of musical chairs at the position at practice this week before ultimately deciding on either Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe or Will Grier to take starting snaps under center in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
“I’ve told all the players the same thing: be ready to go,” Belichick said at Tuesday’s press conference, when asked if he’d made a decision on a starter.
Has Bill Belichick made a decision on this week’s starting QB?
“I’ve told all the players the same thing: be ready to go.”
Wouldn’t say whether he’s decided who will start. pic.twitter.com/SdBOxeaagX
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) November 21, 2023
There is no word on if rookie quarterback Malik Cunningham could potentially work his way into the mix as well.
The Patriots aren’t going to lie down and give up, but the hope of making the playoffs is far gone with the team sitting at 2-8 on the season. So one would expect them to take a chance on some of the other players, like Cunningham, on the roster that don’t get as much playing time.
But then again, the goal might be to scrap together as many wins as possible and bow out of the 2023 season respectfully. That line of thinking would explain Jones still being in the mix as a potential starter.