In 2023, the New England Patriots had one of the most disappointing seasons in the history of the franchise.
The Patriots finished with a miserable 4-13 record, which is their lowest single-season win total since 1992 when they ended that year with a 2-14 record.
Mac Jones was the starting quarterback for 11 of New England’s games in 2023, and the team went 2-9 during these matchups.
After last season’s incredibly disappointing performance, Jones’ tenure with the Patriots seems like it could be reaching the end, according to WEEI’s Mike Kadlick on Twitter on Sunday.
“It sounds like Mac Jones’ career with the Patriots is coming to an end. The quarterback is reportedly a trade candidate and will “likely end up elsewhere” in the coming weeks,” Kadlick said.
It sounds like Mac Jones’ career with the #Patriots is coming to an end.
The quarterback is reportedly a trade candidate and will “likely end up elsewhere” in the coming weeks.
— Mike Kadlick (@mikekadlick) February 11, 2024
According to Kadlick, New England will attempt to trade the young quarterback to another team at some point within the next few weeks.
The Patriots would likely prefer to get a deal done before March 13, when the new league year begins and teams are able to sign free agents.
New England has multiple options this year when it comes to finding a new quarterback.
The Patriots have a bunch of cap space, so they could attempt to sign a veteran free-agent signal-caller this offseason, like Kirk Cousins or Baker Mayfield.
Or, since New England is currently in possession of the No. 3 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, they could just use that selection to add one of the top quarterback prospects that are still available when it’s their turn to make their top pick in the first round.
In his 11 games with the Patriots last season, Jones completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 2,120 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
At 25 years old, he still has time to turn his career around, but a change of scenery will likely be needed for that to happen.NEXT: Insider Shares Surprising Update On Patriots' GM Search