No need to draft a quarterback in a high round
Despite the overwhelming demand to replace Mac Jones by a section of Pats Nation, there is no need to draft a quarterback in a high round this year.
It’s possible that Jones isn’t the guy for the future. But it’s also possible he is.
With Bill O’Brien back as the offensive coordinator, Jones should have a real shot at a comeback season with a much-improved performance than we saw in 2022. He will have proper coaching, along with a better understanding and maybe even input in the offense that should allow him to thrive, something he wasn’t afforded last year with Matt Patricia and Joe Judge.
Not to mention, he’s still on his rookie contract. He isn’t costing the Patriots much to keep him around. So moving on from him in just his third season wouldn’t only not make sense, but it would be a bit silly.
Should they take a quarterback in the draft at all? Of course, but not until a later round. There are priorities needing to be dealt with, and the quarterback position is not one of them right now.