NFL Insider Believes Patriots Are Open To Trading Mac Jones & Don’t See A ‘Massive Gap’ Between Him And Bailey Zappe

Mac Jones’ future in New England seems to be in question, according to Albert Breer.

After hiring Bill O’Brien as their new offensive coordinator, the New England Patriots could make a huge change at the quarterback position. Two years after drafting Mac Jones in the first round, Breer believes the Patriots are open to trading the Alabama product.

Breer adds that Jones’ behavior last season “didn’t sit well” with head coach Bill Belichick.

In a regular season loss to the Buffalo Bills, Jones went viral for yelling at then-OC Matt Patricia and the coaching staff, seemingly saying, “Throw the [expletive] ball, the run game sucks.”

His mini-tantrum was directed at the Pats offensive staff’s extra-conservative approach in games; now that New England hired an actual offensive coordinator to call plays on the offense, the Pats could field a very different team in 2023, one that may or may not include Jones.