Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis thinks rookie QB Jacoby Brissett will do just fine in his ever first NFL start on Thursday night against Houston.
Brissett, who played for both Florida and NC start in college, was thrust into the spotlight after Jimmy Garoppolo went down in the 2nd quarter of the team’s win against Miami on Sunday. Garoppolo has since been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder and will likely not take the field on Thursday.
“No one was counting on Jacoby being that starting quarterback this week, but I know one thing,” Weis said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “The guy who’s probably going to be the most ready out of all of them for Jacoby to count on, is Jacoby. He has a lot of confidence in himself. He’s a hard-working, diligent guy. He’s a team guy. I think he’ll really be looking forward to the opportunity.”
“Between that head coach and that offensive coordinator and that staff, they know what Jacoby’s capable of doing at this time,” he added . “They’ve got plenty of evidence. The kid played a whole bunch in preseason. He’s got a whole bunch of reps. It’s not like they don’t have any idea what he can do. So they know what he’s capable of, and they’re going to take that and apply that against what they feel will beat the Texans and put them in the best position to win… I’m a big Jacoby fan. I love the kid. It didn’t surprise me at all that he went in there and had composure. You can say whatever you want, you’re nervous the first time you go in there as a young guy. But you’d never know by looking at him.”