Injuries have piled up at the quarterback position for the New England Patriots and the team has reportedly made a move to bring in a veteran quarterback as insurance at the position moving forward.
The #Patriots are expected to sign QB Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad, per source.
With Mac Jones (high ankle sprain) and Brian Hoyer (concussion) both dealing with injuries, the only healthy QB on the roster is rookie Bailey Zappe.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 4, 2022
Jones is likely to miss “multiple games” while dealing with a high-ankle sprain, and it remains to be seen whether or not Hoyer will clear the concussion protocol with the new changes to the concussion protocol potentially coming into play in Week 5.
As of right now, Zappe is the only healthy quarterback on the Patriots active roster.
New England will likely monitor Hoyer’s situation and potentially bring on Gilbert to their active roster if the veteran quarterback is not cleared to play. It remains to be seen whether Zappe or Garrett Gilbert would get the start for New England if both Jones and Hoyer are unable to go for New England in their upcoming matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Whoever will be under center will get a fantastic matchup, with the Lions’ defense allowing 35.3 points per game through four games.