Belichick move 'blindsided' the Patriots quarterback.

Mac Jones is the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Both Bailey Zappe and Malik Cunningham went unclaimed after being released by the Patriots, therefore they were re-signed to the practice squad.

Zappe's surprising release puts him in competition with Cunningham and Matt Corral for the role of backup quarterback.

The Carolina Panthers selected Corral in Round 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Patriots have four different quarterbacks, and they're all rookies.

Bill Belichick, the Patriots' head coach, thinks rivalries are beneficial.

It's conceivable that the Patriots will keep two quarterbacks on the active roster this season.

Even though the Patriots' quarterback position is unclear, Jones is the frontrunner.