Bailey Zappe: Amazing to take the opportunity and get the win
Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe was thrust into the team’s fourth week game against the Packers when Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion and he handled his first NFL regular-season action pretty well. in an overtime loss.
Zappe had a full week to train with the first team ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Lions and he said it made “a good amount” of difference in his comfort level. He looked comfortable for most of the afternoon as he went 17 of 21 for 188 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the NFC North’s 29-0 beating.
“It’s a bit like I’ve always been told. Take advantage of your opportunity,” Zappe said, via a transcript provided by the team. “We had the opportunity today as a team to go out there and win, and we played really well, played team football. The defense played well. The attack played well. played. The special teams played well. To be able to play like that as a team, it was amazing to get the win.
Mac Jones has been listed as questionable as he tries to recover from an ankle injury, so we’ll see if Zappe gets another shot at Cleveland next weekend.