It apparently wasn’t sufficient of a jolt to Bailey Zappe’s nervous system that the rookie quarterback’s NFL debut passed off because of the Patriots discovering themselves in a type of perilous “in case of emergency, break glass” conditions.
Instead, the Patriots’ late-afternoon showdown in opposition to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field was barely underway when there arose an ideal, massive bonus uh-oh: Zappe entered the sport as New England’s quarterback after one other “in case of emergency, break glass” second. He was stepping in for backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, whose personal stepping-in for the injured Mac Jones ended within the first quarter when Hoyer went to the locker room with a head harm after being sacked by the Packers’ Rashan Gary.
He didn’t return.
Welcome to the NFL, Bailey Zappe.
Now, would Zappe’s rushed NFL debut have made for a greater story had the child thrown 4 touchdowns to steer the Pats to a shocking upset of the Packers? As a matter of reality, no, it will not have made for a greater story. It would have made for a greater consequence for the Patriots and their followers, however the story, because it performed out, was simply effective.