The Pats have amazingly been plug and play at quarterback this season.
They didn't miss a beat in the game and a half Jimmy Garoppolo was in for the suspended Tom Brady, and actually looked almost as good without him. Then Garoppolo went out with a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Miami Sunday, and rookie Jacoby Brissett stepped in and although he wasn't spectacular, going 6-of-9 for 92 yards, he still led New England to the win.
But now all that remains on the roster as far as quarterbacks should Brissett go down is wide receiver Julian Edelman, who played quarterback at Kent State. This probably doesn't sound too good from a fan's standpoint, but Brady says the Pats will be fine with Brissett, or even Edelman should they need him.
"Jacoby's done a great job taking advantage of his opportunity," Brady said Monday in a radio interview. "He went in there [Sunday] and showed a lot of poise. ... I know our coaching staff will have him prepared and ready to go if he's called upon. If [Brissett is injured] I'd expect Julian to go in there and the coaches to be comfortable with the plays they're calling for him."
Edelman, who made the move to receiver to ensure a career in the pros, actually has a touchdown pass in the NFL. Last year in the playoffs, he hit a streaking Danny Amendola for a 51-yard touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens on a trick play. Amendola was open by a pretty good clip, but Edelman still looked better than a lot of the league's backups.
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