Patriots back up quarterback Ryan Mallett will get the start on Thursday night against the Redskins in their preseason opener.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2014
Patriots told their QBs the plan last night. Ryan Mallett starts, is likely to see a lot of action. Plan is for him to play at least a half.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 7, 2014
Tom Brady will not play at all, which isn’t a big deal at all.
Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has raved about Mallett, we’ll see how well he plays against the Redskins’ first-team defense.