Is it over for Mac Jones in New England?

Patriots Mailbag: Is it over for Mac Jones in New England? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots are on bye this week, but it’s business as usual for the ‘Bag.

Was the 2022 draft the worst in recent Patriots history? Has the Mac Jones era in New England run its course? We get to those questions and many more of your Mailbag submissions below:

2-8 doesn’t lead to ton of questions Phil

— Vik Shaw 🇺🇲 (@PrnceVikas) November 14, 2023

You’d be surprised, Vik! The Mailbag was overflowing this week…

How sad is it that people are pining for Will Grier to play QB? He hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2019, and his stats were terrible. Does Bill have any excuse for how dire the WB room is? pic.twitter.com/RiNvwziAU8

— Jason C (@JChalifour) November 14, 2023

Given the questions the Patriots had to have had about Mac Jones coming into the season after a rocky Year 2, and given the uncertainty that existed on the offensive line, you could make the argument that not having a more competent backup for Jones was one of the biggest roster-building errors Bill Belichick made going into 2024.

Most backup quarterbacks fall into one of two buckets: 1) Sage veteran who can handle an emergency fill-in role, or 2) Young, developmental player who may be able to start down the road. Seems like the Patriots have neither.

Can we officially classify the 2022 draft as the worst in recent Patriots history? What are the odds Bill the GM is gone but Bill the Coach remains going forward? Also, love the content guy!

— KaosBe4st (@Kaos_Be4st) November 14, 2023

It’s going to have some competition with 2019, Kaos! But the 2022 draft seems to look worse with each passing day. Cole Strange is at least a starter. Tyquan Thornton dressed but didn’t play in Germany, and given how the receiver room is constructed right now that should tell you what they think of where he’s at in his second season. Marcus Jones is on injured reserve and may end up being the best player of…


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Publish date : 2023-11-17 23:48:38

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