Felger: Should Garoppolo be Patriots No. 2 QB?

Felger: Should Garoppolo be Patriots No. 2 QB?
August 13, 2014, 1:30 am
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"It wouldn't bother me if they carried three quarterbacks." - Michael Felger

Jimmy Garoppolo opened some eyes with his performance last Thursday against the Washington Redskins.

Count Michael Felger as one of those people who was impressed by the rookie quarterback.

"I loved him Thursday night. What's not to love?" said Felger. "That was a legit performance. For one night, for one half, that was a legit 30 minutes. The one thing that stood out to me was the way the ball came out. Quick, quick release.

After seeing what Garoppolo can do in game action, can he take the backup quarterback spot from Ryan Mallett?

"If they're both here and both on the bench, what does it matter if one's two and one's three?" asked Felger. "If Brady gets hurt and we've got to make that decision, then I'll dive with both feet into that one. Then I would err on the side of Garoppolo."

"Bill's issue is he wants to keep a fifth receiver or a third running back or a backup linebacker to cover punts. I don't care about that, that's his deal, not mine. It wouldn't bother me if they carried three quarterbacks."