New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has shopped quarterback Mac Jones for a potential trade, a source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Florio listed the Las Vegas Raiders, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Commanders as possible destinations.
The Patriots hold the 14th overall selection in the upcoming draft, and have $12.9 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. Jones is signed through the 2024 season with a fifth-year option for 2025. He has a $4.2-million cap hit next season, according to Spotrac.
Jones threw for 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, finishing with a 6-8 record in 14 starts last season.
The 2021 first-round pick missed three games due to an ankle injury, and the Patriots went 2-1 in those three contests with quarterbacks Bailey Zappe and Brian Hoyer leading the charge.
Jones’ play last season was a step back from his rookie campaign in which he led New England to a 10-7 record and a playoff spot.
The 24-year-old’s drop-off in play could be related to the infrastructure that surrounded Jones in 2022. His offensive coordinator in 2021, Josh McDaniels, left to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, leaving Matt Patricia as the offensive play-caller.
New England’s offensive weapons did not help Jones last season, as Jakobi Meyers was the only pass catcher to eclipse 800 receiving yards.
Jones was the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is 16-15 in 31 career starts, throwing for 6,798 yards with 36 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.
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