The New England Patriots are 2-9 heading into Week 13, and it appears they might make a change. Although it hasn’t been officially announced, Bailey Zappe has been reportedly the team’s starting quarterback in practice.
Mac Jones has been struggling this season and has been relieved as the starter four times. With Zappe potentially taking the starter reigns, who are his parents?
Who Are Bailey Zappe’s Parents, Michael and Sam?
Zappe was born on April 26, 1999, to Michael and Sam Zappe. He was raised in Victoria, Texas, and attended Victoria East High School.
Bailey committed to Houston Baptist University, his only scholarship offer. He spent four seasons at Houston Baptist but transferred to Western Kentucky in 2021.
In his one season at Western Kentucky, he broke records. He passed for 5,967 yards, 62 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. In fact, he broke Joe Burrow’s single-season touchdown record.
Zappe would go on to be selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Since being drafted, he’s had action in eight games and started four. In those eight games, he’s totaled 939 passing yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Zappe used to train with his father, Michael, who took him to many different camps during high school in an attempt to raise his value for schools. “I nearly broke down in tears [when Houston Baptist offered] because he’d finally gotten the opportunity to play at the next level,” said Michael.
His mother, Sam, is known for keeping a low profile. Although there isn’t much information about her, it is said that she named Zappe after the “Party of Five” character, Bailey Salinger. The show was prominent in the mid-to-late 1990s, ending in 2000.
Zappe also has one sibling, his younger brother Trent Zappe. The two are essentially best friends. Trent, following in Zappe’s steps, plays football and is a linebacker for the Western Kentucky football team.
Additionally, Zappe has a fiancée, Hannah Lewis, who has been with him since the two met in Houston in 2017. She played volleyball and attends almost all of Zappe’s current games. The two got engaged in May 2023.
Now, Zappe will potentially face the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers are fourth in the AFC West with a 4-7 record. The game will be at 1 p.m. ET in New England.
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