Do the Patriots Have a Solid Backup QB?

Do the Patriots Have a Solid Backup QB?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Backup quarterbacks could be the difference in a team's success if the starter goes down to injury or is just not providing a spark a team needs to be successful. 
 
BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts sportsbook promos - utilized data on all 32 backup QBs from Pro-Football-Reference.com on games started, QB rating, TD% and INT% to compile an aggregate ranking of the most valuable backup QBs in the league.  
 
We utilized ESPN.com as well as updated team depth charts to determine backup QBs. At this point, not all depth charts are set/available.

Rating NFL’s Backup Quarterbacks

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TeamBackup QBAggregate RankGames StartedQB RatingTD %INT %
ColtsGardner MinshewT-1st15th2nd3rd2nd
EaglesMarcus MariotaT-1st3rd4th6thT-9th
PanthersAndy Dalton3rd1st7th5thT-11th
GiantsTyrod Taylor4th7th5thT-10th3rd
LionsTeddy Bridgewater5th4th3rd15thT-5th
SteelersMitch Trubisky6th2nd8th2nd22nd
SaintsJameis Winston7thT-5th9thT-10th8th
CommandersJacoby Brissett8thT-8th12th22nd1st
RaidersBrian Hoyer9th10th14thT-16thT-5th
FalconsTaylor Heinicke10th14th10thT-7thT-15th
BengalsTrevor SiemianT-11th12th16th9thT-11th
PatriotsBailey ZappeT-11thT-27th1st1stT-19th
CowboysCooper Rush13th24th11thT-12th4th
TexansDavis Mills14th13th13thT-12thT-15th
VikingsNick Mullens15th19th6thT-7thT-23rd
49ersSam Darnold16thT-5th20thT-16thT-19th
CardinalsColt McCoy17th11th18th23rdT-9th
JaguarsCJ Beathard18th20th17thT-16thT-11th
BillsKyle Allen19th18th15th14th18th
SeahawksDrew Lock20th17th19thT-16th14th
ChiefsBlaine Gabbert21stT-8th24th20thT-19th
RavensTyler Huntley22nd21st21st28thT-5th
JetsZach Wilson23rd16th25thT-25thT-15th
BroncosJarrett Stidham24thT-27th23rd4th28th
DolphinsMike White25thT-22nd22nd24th25th
BrownsJosh Dobbs26thT-27th26thT-25thT-23rd
BearsPJ Walker27thT-22nd27th27th26th
RamsBrett Rypien28thT-25th28th21st29th
TitansMalik Willis29thT-25th29thT-29th27th
BucsKyle Trask30thT-30th30thT-29thT-30th
PackersSean CliffordT-31stT-30thT-31stT-29thT-30th
ChargersEaston StickT-31stT-30thT-31stT-29thT-30th

 

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Patriots Backup Just Outside Top 10

The Patriots’ backup to starter Mac Jones is Bailey Zappe, in his second year out of Western Kentucky. Zappe tied for 11th in aggregate rank with Trevor Siemian of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Zappe tied for first in two categories (QB rating, TD %), tied for 19th with Sam Darnold of the San Francisco 49ers and Blaine Gabbert of the Kansas City Chiefs in INT % and tied for 27th with Jarrett Stidham of the Denver Broncos and Josh Dobbs of the Cleveland Browns in games started.

In four games (2-2 record) last season, Zappe completed 65 of 92 passes (70.7% completion) for 781 yards with five TDs and 3 interceptions.

Zappe was a sparkplug for the Pats after Jones was injured last season. His running ability is an asset, but he needs more reps and experience.

We’ll get a better feel for the Patriots playoff odds when they host the defending NFC champion, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the season opener Sept. 10 (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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