Belichick was as calm as ever when discussing his quarterback situation in the offseason, especially after Robert Kraft surprised many at the NFL Draft by opting out of picking up a rookie from this year’s talented pool of QB’s.
The whole organization seems to have full confidence in second-year quarterback Jarett Stidham which might be just what the 23-year-old needs to succeed.
Here are some of the intriguing matchups on the Patriots’ 2020 schedule.
Patriots fans might be a little sore going into Week 7 when the 49ers come to town.
Who would’ve guessed that when the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017 that he would go on to make it to a Super Bowl in just two years. That, coupled with the departure of New England’s beloved Brady, makes this matchup a must-win for Pats fans.
Playing in Gillette is no easy task for any quarterback -- Garoppolo shouldn’t expect a warm welcome home.
The Patriots have a difficult travel schedule to start the season off and it’s not made better by the fact that in Week 4 they will have to head out west to take on the defending Super Bowl champions.
Stidham will have his work cut out for him taking on Patrick Mahomes in a matchup that clearly favors the latter.
It will come down to the Patriots’ defense if Belichick wants to return home on a win.
Unfortunately for the Patriots, this season might come down to the quarterbacks.
The Pats are on the road in Week 2 against the Seahawks and unless Stidham gets a win in Miami in Week 1, his confidence against veteran quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t stand a chance.