The New England Patriots released quarterback Cody Kessler on Wednesday.
The release is probably because of cap reasons, although Kessler was scheduled to make less than $1 million in 2020, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Entering this week, the Patriots had less than $1 million in cap space available, the second-lowest amount in the NFL.
Kessler signed with the Patriots last September. He was released on Oct. 15 and re-signed on Oct. 28. Kessler hasn’t played since 2018 when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 709 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, along with a 2-2 record. In his career, Kessler has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,215 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
With Kessler gone the Patriots just have Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer at quarterback. The Patriots will most likely draft a quarterback since Tom Brady left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they have just two quarterbacks.