New England’s Bill Belichick said Sunday he doesn’t think the Patriots can get too far ahead of the curve with their QB situation heading into training camp.
“It’s not easy for any team to do that,” Belichick said during a conference call.
“I feel confident in the guys we have.
I feel confident that we can put ourselves in position to win a Super Bowl.
I’m not too worried about it.
I don’t think it will be too difficult for us.
But I feel like I’m in a position to make a great run with Ryan.”
Belichick said he was excited to have Mallett in his locker room, “and I’m sure he’s going to enjoy it.”
Mallett has been a reliable starter throughout his four seasons with the Patriots, winning three straight AFC East titles.
Belichick is hopeful that the young quarterback can lead the Patriots to a Super.
“He’s a guy that, when he has time, I’m pretty sure he’ll have a pretty good week and a pretty bad week,” Belichick added.
“And we’ll just have to wait and see.
I think he has a great opportunity, and we’ll have to find out what he can do.”
Mallet started the Patriots’ Week 1 win over the San Francisco 49ers but missed the next two games.
Belichick said after that game, “He had an awful week and that’s why we decided to bring him in.”
Mallets first start came on Sunday when he completed 11 of 21 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 38-31 win over Houston.
Mallett is expected to be in the starting lineup when the Patriots open training camp on Aug. 6.