Jacoby Brissett signs rookie deal with Patriots

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The New England Patriots have completed signing their 2016 draft class, after agreeing to terms with quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Thursday.

The Patriots took a chance on the former NC State quarterback when they selected him in the third-round of April’s draft. He was the last of the team’s nine draft picks to sign rookie deals when he agreed to a four-year contract, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jacoby Brissett currently sits behind Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo on the team’s depth chart, so he likely won’t see any playing time during his rookie season.

However, if Garoppolo gets hurt or doesn’t perform up to task in the first four games while replacing a suspended Tom Brady, the former Wolfpack gunslinger could find himself thrust into action sooner rather than later.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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