New Details Revealed About Mac Jones’ Future With Patriots
Mac Jones’ future with the New England Patriots may be hanging in the air. NFL analysts discussed Jones’ performance in his second year with the Patriots, and yes, he made too many mistakes.
"It's floating around the league that something weird is happening here"@AlbertBreer w/ Felger & Holley on BST on Mac Jones pic.twitter.com/K5UFS4q3MF— NBC Sports Boston's Patriots Coverage (@NBCSPatriots) April 28, 2023
Patriots remain quiet about Jones’ future with the team
Head coach Bill Belichick didn’t reveal much about Jones’ role with the team in 2023. However, he didn’t even commit to the Alabama quarterback. According to Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated, the Patriots may move Jones this summer.
“I got a call from a general manager today asking me what was going on with Mac Jones — from another team,” Breer discussed on NBC’s “Boston Sports Tonight” on April 27. “So, it’s floating around the league right now that, like, something weird is happening here, and that if you need a quarterback, call. And this was a team that could’ve taken a quarterback [in Round 1] but didn’t.
“And there are a lot of teams that are sort of in that wheelhouse. … There were teams that were looking at quarterbacks [in the draft] that were like, ‘Alright, if this guy’s debatable, that guy’s debatable, maybe we look at some sort of Plan B on the veteran market after the draft’. And Mac was actually a guy that I got a call on.”
Belichick tried to shop his quarterback early in the offseason. Jones struggled in 2022 and Bailey Zappe could easily steal his job. We have a feeling that Belichick will throw another quarterback competition this summer. He will give each player a chance to play and earn their position.
“Yeah, I mean, look, Mac’s been our quarterback for two years,” Belichick told the media on April 28. “As I tell the team every year, each player, each coach, we all have to re-establish and prove ourselves every year. That’s what this league is. That’s for all of us — ’23 is ’23. We’ll see how ’23 goes.”
Hiring Bill O’Brien was supposed to change things for Jones. Let’s just say the newly hired Patriots OC didn’t say much about the next starting quarterback.
“You know, Mac Jones, he’s worked really really hard this offseason,” O’Brien told reporters on April 28. “Been here every day. We just started working last week … and that’s been good. A lot of good meetings. A lot of good give and take.”