Recent reports indicate that the New England Patriots have shopped QB Mac Jones this season. We’ve got three reasons why this is a great idea. On Tuesday, news broke that the New England Patriots tried to trade QB Mac Jones this offseason, but there have been other sources who have shut that rumor down.
We may never know the truth, but I’d personally not be surprised even one bit if the team has shopped the third year QB. Jones struggled mightily in year two and to make matters worse, rookie Bailey Zappe looked better than Jones in limited action.
If the team were to trade Jones, they’d surely have to turn their focus to find an immediate solution at QB. The Pats are not currently in an organizational state to enter a rebuild, and if the repots are even a little bit true, Bill Belichick is already out on one of his most notable draft picks.
Three reasons the Patriots should trade QB Mac Jones
His ceiling isn’t good enough to win in the AFC
I think it’s pretty clear that whatever ceiling Mac Jones has, it’s clearly not good enough to win in the loaded AFC which features QBs like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and others. Being that Bailey Zappe looked better than Jones in 2022, I’d also argue that Mac Jones has a low floor as well.
He probably could become an average starter in the NFL, but Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr are also average starters, and what exactly have they done in the NFL? Why hold on hope that Jones takes an unlikely leap?
It’s best to just move on now and acknowledge the mistake.