On Saturday afternoon, Bailey Zappe's name took over social media, and rightfully so!  The East Titan graduate was drafted by New England Patriots. His name was called during the 4th round as the 137th pick.  Bailey Zappe will join 14-year veteran Brian Hoyer and the 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham on the depth chart behind Jones. Time for Zaappe to go to work. Congratulation, Bailey!

FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE AT EAST:

If you look at his final two years at East, you felt that Bailey was going to take it to next level on the college level.  In his Junior year threw for 3241 yards with 42 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions with a QB rating of 129.2.  He also lit the stat sheet up during his Senior passing for 3,770 yards with another impressive QB rating of 119.7.

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ZAPPE LIGHTS UP THE STAT SHEET IN COLLEGE FOR WESTERN KENTUCKY:

Zappe transferred from Houston Baptist to Western Kentucky in 2021 and that is when things just took off. Just last year, Zappe broke two college football records. He is now the all-time FBS passing yards and touchdowns leader for a single season. Zappe's single-season record for passing yards is 5,997 yards! Zappe also broke the record for touchdown passes in a season recently set by LSU quarterback Joe Burrow during the Tigers' 2019 national championship season. Burrow had 60, Zappe now has 62!  Not bad for a Victoria boy!

According to NFL.COM, Zappe has a great football IQ, which will help the Patriots' QB room and give him a chance to develop into a reliable professional backup.

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