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Report: Jacoby Brissett has thumb surgery

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the New England Patriots reacts after defeating the Houston Texans 27-0 at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Patriots are getting a quarterback back this week, so naturally, another one just became unavailable.

According to Jim McBride and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Patriots rookie Jacoby Brissett had surgery on his right thumb Friday, while the rest of the team was practicing for Tom Brady’s return against the Browns.

It’s unclear how long Brissett will be out, or whether he’ll go on injured reserve to clear the roster spot they need to activate Brady.

Brissett injured his thumb two weeks ago against Houston, during the game he had to start in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. He started last week’s loss to the Bills, with wide receiver Julian Edelman as his backup.

There were early reports that Brissett would need surgery, but he apparently was able to play through the problem until Brady was back since the Patriots didn’t have another option.

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15 Responses to “Report: Jacoby Brissett has thumb surgery”
  1. kissbillsrings says: Oct 7, 2016 1:39 PM

    Brissett to IR…. The Pats will then only have to release 1 more player…

  2. churchofthehoody says: Oct 7, 2016 2:04 PM

    Get well Brissett, You did your job rook and now the GOAT returns.

  3. seriously423 says: Oct 7, 2016 2:05 PM

    he stepped up!

    kudos for him

    notsomuch JG

  4. pastabelly says: Oct 7, 2016 2:17 PM

    seriously423 says:
    Oct 7, 2016 2:05 PM
    he stepped up!

    kudos for him

    notsomuch JG
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    I bet you couldn’t wait to crap on Jimmy Garoppolo. Please don’t forget that the Patriots won three games while Brady was suspended. The first two were won by Garoppolo and they shut Houston in the third game. Hard to believe you are questioning Jimmy’s heart. That’s low.

  5. thelastwordyaheard says: Oct 7, 2016 2:25 PM

    Just because they were starting a third stringer with a torn up thumb on his throwing hand doesn’t mean Rex can’t do his Super Bowl dance ..enjoy it, Brady & Gronk will be paying you a visit in just a few short weeks

  6. jag1959 says: Oct 7, 2016 2:31 PM

    So much for the McDaniels was too conservative with the play calling argument.

  7. seriously423 says: Oct 7, 2016 2:32 PM

    seriously423 says:
    Oct 7, 2016 2:05 PM
    he stepped up!

    kudos for him

    notsomuch JG
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    I bet you couldn’t wait to crap on Jimmy Garoppolo. Please don’t forget that the Patriots won three games while Brady was suspended. The first two were won by Garoppolo and they shut Houston in the third game. Hard to believe you are questioning Jimmy’s heart. That’s low.
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    wrong. huge pats fan here and jimmy did play lights out for 6 quarters.

    just thought he could have, should have and did not answer the bell when needed. I’m not the only one. If the pats were on the fence what to do at the end of the season he helped them make up their mind

  8. intentionallywidenberg says: Oct 7, 2016 3:07 PM

    seriously423 says:
    Oct 7, 2016 2:05 PM
    he stepped up!

    kudos for him

    notsomuch JG
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    Per reports, JG’s throwing strength was crap due to the injury to his throwing arm.
    You don’t have the slightest idea whether him not playing was the correct decision, or who made that call.

  9. elitistsnob says: Oct 7, 2016 3:08 PM

    wrong. huge pats fan here and jimmy did play lights out for 6 quarters.

    just thought he could have, should have and did not answer the bell when needed. I’m not the only one. If the pats were on the fence what to do at the end of the season he helped them make up their mind
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    The Pats were never on the fence on what to do with JG. He became trade bait in February 2016 when they extended TB through 2019. If there were questions they wouldn’t have extended TB when they did and structured it in such a way that it would be impossible for them to make moves at QB prior to JG’s contract ending/franchise tag without taking a HUGE cap hit that would make it darn near impossible to fill out the remainder of the roster.

    It could be that he really couldn’t throw. The Boston media was saying he had to be shot up just to throw those no speed softballs during practice. If he pushed it during practice he still may not really have been able to throw with any strength on Sunday morning. Maybe not. But if JG and his agent (TB’s agent) made a business decision to protect his arm and future rather than sacrifice for a team that’s already made it clear they don’t see him as the future of the franchise? Eh, not gonna hold it against him. Because if JG went out there still injured and took those hits and destroyed his shoulder again, Bill would’ve dumped him in a heartbeat on his rookie contract.

  10. pastabelly says: Oct 7, 2016 3:17 PM

    seriously423 says:
    Oct 7, 2016 2:32 PM

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    wrong. huge pats fan here and jimmy did play lights out for 6 quarters.

    just thought he could have, should have and did not answer the bell when needed. I’m not the only one. If the pats were on the fence what to do at the end of the season he helped them make up their mind
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    That’s ridiculous. You are no more than someone trying to second guess the extent of an injury. You have no idea how much his throwing motion was limited or even if he was medically cleared to play. The kid helped get the team to 3-1 without Tom Brady and set them up for another division championship and playoff run for Brady. They would certainly keep Garoppolo around if the money and salary cap considerations could work themselves out. From what I saw, Jacoby Brissett really isn’t an NFL quarterback and Jimmy Garoppolo is.

  11. daddeeo says: Oct 7, 2016 3:31 PM

    God Speed on the recovery Jacoby!

  12. ibillwt says: Oct 7, 2016 3:34 PM

    I love football fans.

    They speak with great authority, manage to say absolutely nothing, and don’t have a friggin clue to start with about the facts of an injury, player performance, or coaching decision.

    Whatever Bill does, I’d say odds are it’s the best option for the information available. You know, since he’s won 6 super bowls and all. But hell, let’s grab another fist full of braut and yammer away.

  13. daddeeo says: Oct 7, 2016 3:35 PM

    ANYONE dumping on Garoppolo is an idiot!!!

    He may very well end up as trade bait… but that doesn’t mean that he was not a contributor. In fact just the opposite [or no one would want him].

    How some chicken wing swallowing, couch surfing idiot can make a decision on the extend of JG’s injury is beyond me.

  14. ideabook2014 says: Oct 7, 2016 7:04 PM

    Garoppolo is off to the Bears next season. I’ve heard the Bears are interested in trading for him by next season. He’s a Chicago area native, a life long Bears fan as well. Bellichick , as someone noted, has locked up Brady for a long time. Jimmy G. just can’t wait around that long and shouldn’t have to. Pats probably figure Jimmy G is worth at least one first round and a second round pick. Bears fans will be glad to see Cutler move on. Maybe they could trade him back to the Pats as part of the package for Garoppolo.

  15. lemmetalkwouldya says: Oct 7, 2016 10:35 PM

    ideabook2014 says:

    Garoppolo is off to the Bears next season. I’ve heard the Bears are interested in trading for him by next season. He’s a Chicago area native, a life long Bears fan as well. Bellichick , as someone noted, has locked up Brady for a long time. Jimmy G. just can’t wait around that long and shouldn’t have to. Pats probably figure Jimmy G is worth at least one first round and a second round pick. Bears fans will be glad to see Cutler move on. Maybe they could trade him back to the Pats as part of the package for Garoppolo
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    Couple of random thoughts, here …….

    First, an overwhelming amount of NFL players never play in the city they are from

    Second ……. why would anyone essentially trade Garoppolo for Jay Cutler???? WHY??????

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