The Patriots currently have three quarterbacks on the roster. In three weeks, one of them will be exiled from the franchise for a month. However, the team currently has no plan to add another quarterback.
Asked by reporters on Sunday whether the team has discussed adding another quarterback, coach Bill Belichick told reporters, “We’ve talked about it but we’re where we’re at. We are where we’re at right now.”
Does Belichick believe it’s important to have another quarterback in addition to Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett?
“Well, I think it’s a question of who it is,” Belichick said. “I don’t know that there are a lot of Hall of Fame players just sitting out there not on any team right now.”
Belichick then was asked about getting a Doug Flutie or Vinny Testaverde-type player, similar to what Belichick has done in the past.
“Those guys retired a decade ago,” Belichick said, taking the question way too literally and possibly eliciting a justifiable muttering by the reporters assembled.