Patriots coaching camp Day 19: Mac Jones sizzles till late INT, Malilk Cunningham again at QB

FOXBORO — Perhaps it was a blip.

Or a maybe a message despatched. Or a nothing-burger served at midfield all through a steamy Sunday observe. Or possibly it was a footnote that merely occurred to carry on the prime of the net web page in its place of the underside.

However irrespective of it was, rookie quarterback Malik Cunningham taking snaps from David Andrews to start with of group durations was no accident.

After 20 minutes of warmups and fundamental drills, the Patriots broke into their first 11-on-11 interval of a shorts-and-shells observe. Cunningham, who electrified the Pats offense late throughout the preseason opener collectively along with his lightning quickness and tempo, dropped beneath center to begin work in direction of the start safety. Then, thunder rolled throughout the distance.

Invoice Belichick blew his whistle, hustled the group off the sector sooner than precise lightning might strike and trotted into the safety of Gillette Stadium. Thirty minutes handed, players and coaches reconvened beneath sunny skies, and Cunningham took over as soon as extra.

He made a pair hand-offs, then later interrupted a Bailey Zappe-led interval contained within the crimson zone to interchange Zappe at quarterback. He scored. What does it suggest?

Time, and the Patriots instructing employees, will inform. Cunningham stays listed at quarterback, a spot he carried out all by way of faculty and has carried out an rising variety of over the last 5 days. Cunningham initially signed in New England realizing the plan was to maneuver him to huge receiver, one factor Belichick reiterated closing Friday.

However have plans modified?

Elsewhere on the group’s Sunday teaching camp observe, Mac Jones was on fireplace until his closing cross of 11-on-11s, a starting offensive lineman returned and the tight ends couldn’t shake third-round rookie Marte Mapu.

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