Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been receiving a majority of his snaps from the same player for the better part of the last three years, but that could change soon.
Center David Andrews has been hospitalized with blood clots and is expected to miss “significant time”, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.
If he does, it could deal a major blow to his team’s offense.
Although the 27-year-old went undrafted out of Georgia in 2015, he became a starter for New England in 2016. The Patriots have been to three consecutive Super Bowls since he earned the starting spot and won in two of those appearances.
Andrews has been a captain since 2017. His backup, Ted Karras, is a three-year veteran, who has started only five games in his NFL career.