Missing NFL Quarterback Sparks Health Concerns

NFL Quarterback’s Sudden Missing Status Raises Concerns Due To Past Struggles With Depression.

Matt Corral’s Absence

  • The New England Patriots listed Matt Corral on the exempt/left squad list on Saturday. This move came shortly after he had been signed, following his previous release by the Panthers during the preseason.
  • Corral was initially anticipated to be the backup QB for starter Mac Jones in the Week 1 game against the Eagles, but this status has changed.
  • Reports from Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard indicate that Corral was untraceable after Thursday’s practice, missing Friday’s session for non-injury reasons. Coach Bill Belichick confirmed on WEEI radio that they’ve reached out to Corral, refraining from providing further details, labeling it as a “personal matter.”

Fears Over Corral’s Absence

  • It is noteworthy that Corral has previously spoken about his struggles with depression, particularly during his 2019 season as the starting QB at Ole Miss.
  • Fans took to social media to share their concerns over Corral’s mental health.

Understanding the Exempt/Left Squad List

  • This list caters to players not physically present with their team.
  • Listing a player here removes them from the main 53-man roster but doesn’t necessitate their release.
  • Corral retains the ability to rejoin the Patriots at any time and remains protected from being signed by another team.

Patriots QB Overview

  • Patriots’ current QB hierarchy:
    1. Mac Jones (starter)
    2. Bailey Zappe
    3. Malik Cunningham (practice squad)
    4. Matt Corral (exempt/left squad list)
  • Mac Jones continues as the primary QB, now under the direction of new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. With Corral’s departure from the active roster, Zappe stepped up as Jones’ backup during Sunday’s game.

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