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NESN.com 14 hours ago

Ex-Patriots Defender Intrigued By New England’s New Draft Process

Kyle Van Noy saw the best of what the New England Patriots can do with a rookie quarterback. The veteran linebacker earned a playoff berth during his second stint with the Patriots as Mac Jones tossed 22 touchdown passes as a rookie in 2021. Now that Jones has declined to the point where his NFL […]
NESN.com 20 hours ago

Patriots Rumors: This Move Seen As ‘Mutually Beneficial’ For Mac Jones

It’s been a rough three seasons for Mac Jones, and a change of scenery outside of the Patriots could benefit the 25-year-old. The Athletic’s Chad Graff and Jeff Howe on Thursday released a report on what they’ve heard in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine this week, and trading away Jones was seen in NFL […]
Pats Pulpit Feb 29, 2024
5 quarterbacks the Patriots could target in free agency

5 quarterbacks the Patriots could target in free agency

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Could a member of the wolfpack return to New England? Between eleven starts from Mac Jones and six from Bailey Zappe, the New England Patriots did not get quality play at the quarterback position in 2024. Jones, a 2021 first round pick, has seen his play decline in each of the last two seasons after a promising rookie season. Zappe, a fourth rounder in 2022, has provided a difference in style but not results in relief. Here are five options the Patriots can consider to improve their quarterback room in free agency. Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins...
Pats Pulpit Feb 28, 2024
Brian Hoyer wants Patriots to keep building around Mac Jones

Brian Hoyer wants Patriots to keep building around Mac Jones

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Count Brian Hoyer among those still believing in Mac Jones. The former New England Patriots quarterback, who served as Jones’ backup and mentor during his 2021 rookie season, appeared on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday to speak about his ex-club heading into a pivotal offseason. For Hoyer, however, the biggest personnel question should not be one at all. He still sees something in Jones worth building around, even with the club holding the No. 3 overall selection in the draft. “There’s a lot of different things...
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

Did Patriots Exec Take Shot At Mac Jones In Introductory Presser?

Mac Jones became such a controversial figure in his past two seasons, even the Patriots front office noticed. New England didn’t do the 2021 first-round pick any favors when Matt Patricia and Joe Judge ran the offense. But Jones made things worse during the 2022 season when failed to hide how frustrated he was, and […]
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

Former Patriots QB Backs Mac Jones, Praises Wideout In Draft

Brian Hoyer saw the best from Mac Jones in 2021, by far the best season of his tenure with the New England Patriots. Jones was a finalist for Offensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in his rookie season, tossing 22 touchdowns and leading the Patriots to a playoff […]
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

What Eliot Wolf, Patriots Looking For In Quarterback Prospect

Eliot Wolf, the New England Patriots director of scouting who will have final say on draft night, stressed all options are on the table this offseason. Wolf said as much when he was asked about Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe, a potential trade of the No. 3 pick as well as the organization’s mindset pertaining […]
Pats Pulpit Feb 27, 2024
Eliot Wolf shares thoughts on future of Patriots’ quarterback position

Eliot Wolf shares thoughts on future of Patriots’ quarterback position

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Wolf met with reporters at the Combine on Tuesday. Coming off their worst season since 1992, the New England Patriots have a decision to make at the quarterback position despite both Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe remaining under contract. “I’d say there’s a lot of options on the table,” de facto general manager Eliot Wolf said Tuesday at the NFL Combine. “I’m glad you asked about Mac and Bailey — we’re not going to be a program that’s talking about these guys in terms of through the media. We’re going to do what’s best for...
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

Patriots Executive Asseses Mac Jones’, Bailey Zappe’s Future

The Patriots have multiple options at quarterback this offseason, and they must decide if Mac Jones or Bailey Zappe is part of the franchise’s future. Director of scouting Eliot Wolf represented New England at the NFL scouting combine this week, and it was the first time media and fans received an idea of where the […]
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

NFL Reporter Advises Patriots To Sign This Veteran Quarterback

Even if the Patriots are dead-set on drafting a quarterback at No. 3 in late April, it still might be smart for New England to add a veteran at the position. Sure, the backup spot could be filled by homegrown talents Mac Jones or Bailey Zappe. But after back-to-back horrendous seasons in Foxboro, Mass., it […]
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

Ex-Patriot References Mac Jones In Johnny Manziel Response

Brian Hoyer had a chance to become an NFL starter when he first left the New England Patriots in the early 2010s. But according to Johnny Manziel, Hoyer’s desires came at the expense of his Cleveland Browns carer. Hoyer signed with the Browns after a short stint with the Arizona Cardinals. Cleveland drafted Manziel in […]
NESN.com Feb 27, 2024

ESPN Predicts This Quarterback Will Be Patriots’ Week 1 Starter

ESPN believes the Patriots will have a new face behind center when they open their 2024 season. This isn’t a bold prediction, as neither Mac Jones nor Bailey Zappe performed well enough last season to garner starter consideration in the next campaign. But the real mystery is how New England will fill the void atop […]
NESN.com Feb 24, 2024

Should Patriots Follow This Path Laid Out By Robert Griffin III?

The Patriots have multiple options to choose from when it comes to quarterback options in the offseason, and that opens the door for creativity for analysts. It’s unknown how Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe fit into New England’s offseason plans. Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt kept the door open for Jones, who could be traded […]
NESN.com Feb 23, 2024

Mac Jones’ Fifth-Year Option Would Cost Patriots Absurd Money

The likelihood of the Patriots picking up Mac Jones’ fifth-year option was already slim, as persistent struggles saw him demoted to a healthy inactive at the conclusion of last season. It might have just gotten even slimmer, though. NFL franchises have until May 2 to exercise the fifth-year option built into the contracts of first-round […]
NESN.com Feb 22, 2024

Mac Jones Rumors: Patriots Divided On QB’s New England Future

Mac Jones has become a polarizing figure in New England, and it’s unknown if this season will be his last with the Patriots. Jones had a horrid 2023 season after he had Matt Patricia and Joe Judge running the offense in 2022. The 25-year-old reportedly had a frosty relationship with Bill Belichick, who reportedly “raised […]

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