December 8, 2023


“They’ve had stay sport publicity to each one of many high quarterbacks besides Caleb Williams.”

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If issues maintain going the best way they’re going, the Patriots might discover themselves with a top-5 decide in subsequent yr’s NFL Draft.

New England’s 2-6 report is the worst in the complete AFC.

The Bears and the Giants are additionally 2-6. The Panthers are 1-6, and the Cardinals are 1-7. Each different staff within the NFL has a greater report than the Patriots.

Regardless of taking Mac Jones within the first spherical of the 2021 Draft, there are questions on whether or not it’s time for the Patriots to search out another choice at quarterback.

Jones remains to be on his rookie deal, so he’s nonetheless an inexpensive choice for subsequent season. Nonetheless, his efficiency has regressed since his rookie season as he performs for his third offensive coordinator in three years.

In accordance with Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Patriots are taking an extended take a look at quarterbacks on this yr’s draft class.

“I can simply let you know guys for a incontrovertible fact that the Patriots have have had stay sport publicity – and bear in mind you must make choices the place you go together with your scouts,” Breer mentioned throughout an look on NBC Sports activities Boston. “They’ve had stay sport publicity to each one of many high quarterbacks besides Caleb Williams. I’m certain they’ll get to Caleb quickly, so they’re taking a really arduous take a look at these guys.”

Breer mentioned the Patriots’ curiosity in quarterbacks on the high of the draft displays the groups confidence degree in Jones.

“I feel it’s reflective of the place they’re too,” Breer mentioned. “Mac Jones, possibly you give him one other yr, however he hasn’t performed properly sufficient to the place when you have the second decide, or the third decide, or the fourth decide, you’re going to go on a quarterback as a result of he’s right here.”