New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick received criticism following Monday's loss to the Chicago Bears, specifically on how he handled the team's quarterback situation.
After Mac Jones struggled in the first quarter, Belichick made the decision to remove him from the game in favor of Bailey Zappe, who also didn't look great for large stretches on Monday Night Football.
Today, when asked who will start against the Jets in Week 8, Belichick, as he's done so many times over the years, didn't really answer the question.
"Patriots coach Bill Belichick on who'll start at QB vs. the Jets. 'We haven't practiced, we'll see how it goes.' 'The plan is to see how it goes.' Then, asked if Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe are competing for the starting job: 'I'm not saying that. We'll talk about it later'," Belichick said Tuesday, according to Albert Breer.
While both quarterbacks struggled against Chicago, Zappe lead New England on both of their touchdown drives.
Jones went three of six for just 13 yards and an interception, while Zappe posted a line of 14 completions in 22 attempts with one touchdown and two interceptions.
New England's running game was held in check by the Bears, as well, causing many obvious passing situations where the Chicago defense was able to exploit both young quarterbacks.
Belichick and the Patriots travel to New York in Week 8 to take on the Jets.