The New England Patriots have to make big moves in the offseason. They need to get new names and believe it or not, the Patriots have a chance to sign Lamar Jackson.
Oddsmakers at BetOnline.ag believe that head coach Bill Belichick is the favorite to sign Jackson if he leaves his current team. The Baltimore Ravens may lose Jackson this offseason and Belichick won’t waste his time.
The Patriots could find great use for Jackson in 2023. Mac Jones struggled in 2022 and he may use a top receiver next season. In 2022, Jones threw for 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also missed time due to injuries.
Patriots like Lamar Jackson
Head coach Belichick respects Jackson and everything he brings to the field. He had great words for the veteran in 2022.
“Without a doubt,” Bill Belichick said when asked if Jackson has answered questions about his abilities in the pocket. “It’s the type of the player, the MVP type of candidate. I think he’s more than answered them. But, we’ll see what his contract is, that will answer them.”
Jackson shared some details about his pre-draft visit with Belichick. It was a great experience for him.
“I’ve seen Belichick smile,” Jackson said. “Usually, when I see him, he’s puzzled face, a straight-faced guy. When I saw him smile, I was like, ‘Damn, you’ve got humor.’”
Belichick was happy with the visit and everything went according to the plan.
The Patriots offense could use a boost in 2023. Kristopher Knox from Bleacher Report says that getting a top receiver should be a priority for the Patriots.
“Once the Patriots have a seasoned coordinator in place, they need to focus on getting Jones a legitimate No. 1 receiver,” Knox wrote. “Jakobi Meyers led the Patriots with 804 receiving yards, and running back Rhamondre Stevenson led the team with 69 receptions. While re-signing Meyers should be a free-agency priority, the Patriots need to add a true top target to the mix.”
Will Jackson find his way to New England? That would be a great shot for the Patriots.