FOXBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The New England Patriots have a quarterback controversy brewing for the first time in over two decades and Head Coach Bill Belichick, to no one's surprise, is not dropping any hints about who will be under center this Sunday.
Mac Jones made a somewhat unceremonious return to the Patriots lineup Monday night after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Jones played the first three drives before getting benched for rookie Bailey Zappe after two three-and-outs and an interception.
Despite opening with back-to-back touchdown drives, Zappe also struggled down the stretch against the Chicago Bears as the Patriots lost 33-14. In his Wednesday media availability, Belichick responded to questions about whether or not he'd named a starter for Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets.
"We'll see how it goes here today," he said.
When asked if the Patriots were planning on rotating quarterbacks again in Sunday's matchup, Belichick did not have much to offer.
"We'll see how it goes today," he said.
Belichick also made sure to emphasize that Jones and Zappe are not in a quarterback competition this week.
"I never said that," he said. "We'll see how it goes today."
But when will fans know who will be the starter against the Jets? Will they find out tomorrow, after Belichick gets to see how it goes on Wendesday?
"Maybe," Belichick said.
For now, it seems like Patriots fans will just have to see how it goes in practice on Wednesday.
WBZ's Brain Antonelli (@GuPogs) reports.