All week we’ve been hearing that there is a possibility that Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the New England Patriots, but Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) is reporting that Jacoby Brissett will get the start against the Houston Texans.
I'm being told Jacoby Brissett will start at QB for #Patriots tonight. Jimmy Garoppolo will be active, but dress as his backup, per source.
— Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) September 22, 2016
Garoppolo, who injured his shoulder in the second quarter of Sunday’s game has been limited in practice all week and was reportedly unable to lift his arm above his head. Brissett, the third round draft of the Patriots out of North Carolina State, will have a steep learning curve, not only being the third string QB, but making his first start on a Thursday Night. Tom Brady is set to return in week five against the Cleveland Browns.