Patriots Rumors: 4 replacements for Mac Jones to save New England's future

Would the Patriots consider a big-time move at quarterback, replacing Mac Jones?

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3. Jimmy Garoppolo

How would this be for a full-circle moment? The Patriots originally drafted Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the next two and a half seasons with New England before they shipped him off to San Francisco in 2016. Garoppolo enjoyed a lot of success with the 49ers before signing with the Las Vegas Raiders this past offseason.

And, to this point early on, things aren't going well for the Raiders. Is it entirely Garoppolo's fault? Not necessarily. They have a bunch of issues to sort through. And, while Garoppolo hasn't played great, I don't believe Josh McDaniels is fit to be a head coach. The entire organization may need some drastic changes here soon, as they enter Week 5 with a record of 1-3 and having lost three in a row.

Garoppolo is a proven game manager who can win with the right weapons and a solid defense, and he's familiar with Bill Belichick. Why not take a shot on trading for Garoppolo, bringing him back to where it all began and seeing if the second time around makes a difference?

I'm not quite sure what he would cost at this point, especially considering his contract now, but Garoppolo would be a better option than Jones, and that's what we're looking at, here.