Schefter adds that with Garoppolo expected to play the "majority, if not all" of the game, the Patriots are still unsure who will be the No. 2 quarterback.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Patriots are expected to keep Ryan Mallett out of the game while they consider possible trades but won't make a deal until "they feel comfortable in Jimmy Garoppolo as a backup."
The Patriots selected Garoppolo in the second round of this year's draft. He completed nine of 12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in New England's third preseason game.
Mallet was a third-round pick in 2011. He has only thrown four passes in his career.
- Dan Gartland