Hoyer's journeyman status - having played for seven different franchises in his 13 year career - have also been valuable not just when it comes to Jones' development, but the Patriots' offense as a whole. "Brian helps me with things that he's seen. He's been with a lot of other teams. Been with other coaches. Been in other systems. We talk about plays in situations, and he has a lot of good either ideas or recollections of the way somebody else did something, which might be something to learn from or might be something that we can use and so forth." So is there an official team structure when it comes to Hoyer 'mentoring' Mac Jones? Or is it up to Hoyer to do what he feels is right? "I think it's a little bit of both," Belichick said when asked. "Again, there's a lot of conversations during the game day. There's meetings. There's before meetings. There's after meetings. There's in practice. There's watching film of us. There's watching film of other quarterbacks against the defense we're playing. There's film of watching other quarterbacks and other teams and different situations, so it comes on a lot of different levels and a lot of different situations. I'd say Brian's done a good job of all of it, but there's no like definitive. It's all-encompassing because we talk about so many things over the course of the day." Hoyer's return to the Patriots in May was seen as somewhat of a surprise at the time. Yet the way things have played out since - bringing him back was really a no-brainer.