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Bailey Zappe is Patriots’ surprising QB pick in 2022 NFL draft

In what was another surprising pick by Bill Belichick, the Patriots added another quarterback in the NFL draft.

On Friday, the team selected Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe in the fourth round with the No. 137 overall pick. Last season, Zappe set Football Bowl Subdivision records by throwing for 5,967 passing yards to go with 62 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

“I’m actually here at home in Victoria, Texas, where I’ve been born and raised. I was hanging out with family when I got the call,” Zappe said. “Just hearing about it, seeing it on TV was surreal. It’s a dream come true for me throughout this whole process. I’m really excited to get up there and get to work.”

The 6-0, 215-pound Zappe spent his first four seasons at Houston Baptist before transferring to Western Kentucky. 

This marks the second consecutive year that the Patriots drafted a quarterback after selecting Mac Jones in the first round in 2021. Zappe becomes the fourth quarterback on the roster and will battle with Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham for the top backup role on the Patriots.

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With Jones entrenched as the starter, Zappe’s selection provides depth at the most important position on the Patriots’ roster. Hoyer turns 37 years old this season, while Stidham is entering the final year of his contract. By adding Zappe, it’s more than likely that Stidham’s days in New England are numbered.

“(Jones is) a phenomenal quarterback, a great QB – as the rest of the QBs (are) in that room,” Zappe said. “I’m looking forward to learning from all three of those guys, getting up there to meet them and do as much as I can to help the team. I’m really excited for this opportunity.”

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Author : The Providence Journal

Publish date : 2022-04-30 20:24:58

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