NFL Analyst Shares ‘Significant Concerns’ About Patriots in 2022

Former New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman can’t wait to see more from quarterback Mac Jones. Belichick made some unexpected moves in the 2021 NFL Draft and also signed a few surprising options. Well, at least one NFL expert expressed his concerns about the Patriots and their performance in the upcoming 2022 NFL season.

Louis Reddick from ESPN discussed the current situation in New England. He reminded everyone that the Patriots lost Josh McDaniels to the Las Vegas Raiders. Oh, yes, J.C. Jackson didn’t get a big deal with the Patriots so he went somewhere else.

“The Patriots’ lack of explosiveness on the outside was concerning going into last season, but I’m more concerned this year about who will be in the ear of Jones when it comes to his development and the play-calling,” Reddick stated. “That continuity, relationship and chemistry is not easy to duplicate, and given the coaches Belichick is seemingly choosing from to take McDaniels’ place — including offensive assistants Joe Judge and Matt Patricia — I have significant concerns.”

Belichick doesn’t have concerns for the Patriots in 2022

Belichick gave Jones the keys to his offense just because he trusted his skills. The Patriots lost McDaniels and Belichick will be working with Joe Judge and Matt Patricia. They don’t have much experience on the offensive line, but they built their reputation on a solid base.

Doubters may question Jones’ skills, but he is incredible. Patriots veteran David Andrews praised his leadership and all the hard work he does on the field.

“The kid’s a hard worker,” the veteran said to 98.5 The Sports Hub. “He works his butt off, day in and day out. Sometimes I try to get him to take a deep breath, but that’s what you want out of your quarterback. He works really hard. He’s a tough kid. It’s been fun, for the past year, for me to get to know him and got a lot of respect for how he does things and how he carries himself.”

Jeff Howe from the Athletic shared details of Jones in the offseason. That kid is ready to do wonders!

“Jones has spent long hours at Gillette Stadium, often beating the coaching staff into the building to get a jump-start on film study for the day,” Howe stated. “He is also taking ownership of the offense, willing to vouch for plays and concepts that he likes and pump the brakes on the stuff that hasn’t worked.”