With Bill Belichick having the potential to pass George Halas‘ record for total wins, he was pulling out all the stops.
However, his decision to pull Jones during the second quarter has NFL analysts heated.
So what do these analysts have to say about the Patriots’ head coach benching Jones?
Belichick’s Move Now Creates Controversy With QB Situation
The game at Foxborough now has everyone questioning the leadership of Belichick.
A panel of analysts made their options heard about Belichick, noting how the QB situation is now in “chaos.”
"Bill (Belichick) has invited a huge amount of chaos."
— NBC Sports Boston's Patriots Coverage (@NBCSPatriots) October 25, 2022
With Belichick’s move, they believe the QB situation is in dire straits after Monday night’s loss.
However, they also talk about how benching Jones might have been because of his errors.
While they note how his errors started against the Baltimore Ravens, they wonder if those errors were also a part of the benching.
With Zappe falling apart in the second half, it’s causing the QB situation to become a huge issue.
Had Zappe won the game, these analysts might not second-guess the coaching of Belichick.
However, the three total turnovers by Zappe are causing controversy with the Patriots.
While Jones’ confidence might be shaken, it’s clear Zappe wasn’t the answer Monday night.
With mistakes by both QBs during their game, it’s splitting fans on who should start during week eight.
While fans might have Zappe fever, the Patriots are having the QB flu after their Monday night game ended in disaster.