Patriots Could Sign Former 16-0 QB In Blockbuster Trade
The New England Patriots may not trade Mac Jones this offseason, but they can definitely pull out a blockbuster trade for a talented QB. Of course, this is one of the many scenarios experts created ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
Jones struggled in the second season with the Patriots. He also got injured. Bill Belichick had to use Bailey Zappe as his replacement and the backup did a really good job. Several reports suggested that Belichick tried to shop the Alabama quarterback early this season.
Trey Lance from the San Francisco 49ers makes perfect sense for the Patriots. He had a 16-0 season at North Dakota in 2019 and San Francisco tried really hard to get him with the No.3 in the 2021 NFL draft. However, Lance didn’t do his best in the season and hit the rock bottom. He sustained an injury and Brock Purdy’s performance pushed him down the depth chart. San Francisco considers trading the young quarterback which makes the Patriots an ideal destination.
Patriots to make a decision on blockbuster QB trade
According to Sean McGuire from NESN, the Patriots may do an effort to get Lance. Belichick has to take care of his quarterback situation and trading for a talented player makes perfect sense.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk was among the first to report that Belichick tried to send Jones away. He even believes that the Patriots may trade their quarterback for Lance in “a 1-for-1 swap.”
“Why not Trey Lance for Mac Jones? I don’t know if the Patriots would want Trey Lance,” Florio said on the Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast, “but when you look at the struggles Bill has had against mobile quarterbacks as a defensive coach, why wouldn’t you want to try to get the most you could out of a quarterback with real mobility?”
TREY LANCE. 80 YARDS.#KCvsSF #NFLPreseason pic.twitter.com/ixGwWzCcgj— NFL (@NFL) August 15, 2021
NFL experts have nothing but great words for Lance. He is a mobile quarterback with a strong arm.
Let’s see what happens next. Let’s see if the Patriots decide to move on from their signal-caller.