Bill Belichick’s hatred for the New York Jets is so deep that he’s willing to do anything he can to make sure things don’t go Gang Green’s way.
During last the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft last Thursday, Belichick and the Patriots traded down three spots with the Pittsburgh Steelers who jumped ahead of the New York Jets to select Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones.
And according to one NFL general manager, Belichick did this just to ‘f-ck with the Jets.’
After trading for Aaron Rodgers in the days prior to the draft, it was widely known that the Jets wanted some talent on the offensive line to help protect their 39-year-old quarterback.
“Bill will try to screw them [the Jets] over any chance he gets,” said another NFL personnel executive to the Washington Post. “He knew exactly what he was doing.”
With all the top offensive tackle prospects off the board, the Jets decided to take Iowa State edge rusher Will McDonald IV.
The Jets did invest in the offensive line until they grabbed Wisconsin center Joe Tippmann in the second round as well as Pittsburgh offensive tackle Carter Warren in the fourth round.