Patriots: Mac Jones given low ranking by GMFB among AFC QBs

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Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football put together his own tiered ranking of AFC quarterbacks, and had a very low ranking in mind for Mac Jones. There really is no room to disagree much with where Mac Jones was placed in these rankings.

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Brandt outlines seven tiers of quarterbacks in the AFC. Tier one is occupied by Patrick Mahomes. Tier two belongs to Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert. Tier three has Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson and Justin Herbert. So far, the list is solid.

Tier four has Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson. Tier five is occupied by only Jimmy Garoppolo, a former Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl champion. Tier six, which is where Mac Jones is, has Kenny Pickett, Jones, Tua Tagovailoa, and Trevor Lawrence.

And the final tier, Tier seven, has the three rookie signal callers drafted in CJ Stroud, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson.

To me, the fact that Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa are that low in the tier list, in a tier with Kenny Pickett and Mac Jones, is dreadfully wrong.

Anyway, this place Jones roughly #11 in the AFC among quarterbacks. Unfortunately, that's about accurate. The AFC is absolutely loaded with signal callers and it's unfortunate that the Patriots and Jones seem to be buried in the conference.

If the Patriots and Jones were in the NFC, we'd be talking about them being favorites to win a division, depending on what division they'd be in. Unless Mac Jones can put together a borderline MVP season, we won't see him improve in any sort of QB rankings at all.

There's also a ton of pressure on Jones to win now for the sake of the team and his job. In fact, there's probably more pressure on Mac Jones and the Patriots to win than top QBs in the AFC. If the Pats can't put together a winning product in 2023, changes will be made.