CBS Houston – New England Patriots third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett is pretty much an unknown to the NFL. In a perfect world, he would have played zero snaps for the Patriots this season.
Now with a suspension to Tom Brady and an injury to Jimmy Garoppolo, Brissett has a chance to get the call against the Houston Texans on Thursday night football.
The good news for the Texans is they actually don’t have to look very far for info on Brissett, turns out they already know plenty about him.
“We spent a lot of time on Jacoby (Brissett) in the draft, we spent a lot of time on Jacoby in the preseason,” head coach Bill O’Brien said, “we look at all the rookie quarterbacks and try to monitor them, not necessarily me, but we have people that do that.”
Brissett was actually taken a few picks after the Texans selected wide receiver Braxton Miller. While we don’t know how interested the Texans were in Brissett if at all, we do know through scouts and all the information they collect leading up to the draft, chances are they know quite a bit about the rookie.
“Is there a lot of pro information to go on,” O’Brien said of trying to scout Brissett, “no, certainly not, obviously, but there’s a number of things you can look at to try to gauge what he is as a player.”
With so little info to go on anything they have will be useful this Thursday.
Since Brissett is likely the man to get the start, it’s good news the Texans actually do know a little about the rookie. He may not have the game tape that Garoppolo has, but it’s not like they will be going into the game blind either.
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