The New England Patriots have a little bit of a quarterback dilemma. That's if you call having wide receiver Julian Edelman possibly being listed as the emergency quarterback against the Houston Texans this Thursday night as a problem.
This has occurred because starter Tom Brady is still suspended for two more games, and backup Jimmy Garoppolo injured his shoulder against the Miami Dolphins last weekend, leaving third-stringer Jacoby Brissett as the only active quarterback on the main roster.
Rather than just bringing in a player for possibly just for one game, the Patriots will list Edelman as the emergency quarterback for their week three game if Garoppolo is placed on the inactive list. So if Brissett goes down (touch wood), the wideout will be the man under center, which isn't a bad thing if you know his history.
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Back in college, the 30-year-old played quarterback for Kent State, and he wasn't bad at it either. In his senior year, he completed 56% of his passes for 1,820 yards, throwing 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,370 yards on 215 attempts and scored 13 touchdowns.
As you can see in the video further down in this article, he was quite a dynamic player, and judging by the Patriots confidence to list him as the emergency quarterback, he still is today.
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Here is also his only pass in the NFL today when New England played against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the playoffs in the 2014 season.
Looks like the Patriots will be comfortable if Edelman has to play at quarterback against the Texans, so head coach of Houston Bill O'Brien better had watched his college tapes just in case such a situation occurs.