Former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been thrown feet-first into the NFL fire thanks to Tom Brady’s suspension, and now, an injury to New England backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Garappolo suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Miami this afternoon and will not return to the game.
So it’s Brissett’s show the rest of the way, and he may be getting his first career start in Week 3, as the Patriots have to quickly turn around and get ready for a Thursday night game against Houston. Touchdown Tom Brady is serving a four-game suspension for deflating his balls too often and inflating the news cycle way too often and as such cannot play against the Texans.
It’s been quite a whirlwind for Jacoby, who on this day last year was prepping for a game at Old Dominion. One thing that hasn’t changed: he’s still got Joe Thuney taking care of him.
When he entered the game against the Dolphins, New England fans were made both confused and hungry, as the following tweets will attest.
*googles Jacoby brissett*— Jazmine (@jazm_ne) September 18, 2016
Dog who TF is Jacoby Brisket?— Roland. (@RoKnows) September 18, 2016
Jacoby Brisket legit can take a knee every play. Games over.— Jake Smearman (@JakeSmears) September 18, 2016
"Jacoby Brissett sounds like a Tennessee BBQ restaurant"— LightskinJimmyButler (@Terence_Huie) September 18, 2016
I bet dude does well enough to get a sandwich named after him. Jacoby Brisket sounds like it would hit the spot— prescott spice latte (@dalmuti) September 18, 2016
Whenever ever I see Jacoby Brissett's name I get hungry for brisket.— Christopher Shlemon (@TheShlembear) September 18, 2016
Godspeed, Jacoby Brisket.