Two theories on Patriots’ latest utilization of rookie QB Malik Cunningham

FOXBORO — All it took was 15 snaps on the end of a preseason sport, nevertheless Patriots followers have develop to be enamored with undrafted rookie Malik Cunningham.

It’s understandable. In a sport by means of which Mac Jones seen zero movement and the offense regarded lifeless with Bailey Zappe and Hint McSorley beneath center thanks largely to an ineffective offensive line, Cunningham added life in Thursday night time time’s loss to the Houston Texans. The Patriots have been abruptly collaborating in loads faster as Cunningham led the offense on their solely touchdown-scoring drive, going 3-of-4 for 19 yards as a passer and foremost the group with 34 rushing yards and a touchdown on 5 makes an try.

After barely collaborating in quarterback for lots of the primary two weeks of teaching camp as he continued a transition to large receiver that started throughout the spring, Cunningham started taking further essential reps beneath center throughout the two practices persevering with Thursday night time time’s preseason opener in opposition to the Houston Texans.