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Bill Belichick noncommittal when asked if Mac Jones will be the Patriots starter next season

Mac Jones huddles with Matt Patricia and Bill Belichick
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Following the conclusion of the Patriots season, head coach Bill Belichick was on the hook for a few difficult questions as the team was eliminated by the Bills on Sunday.

During the press conference, Belichick was asked a number of questions about his offensive coaching staff after he made the questionable decision to convert former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to offensive coordinator this season to less than satisfactory results.

But one reporter asked the head coach about the future of starting quarterback Mac Jones who ended a disappointing second season as the team’s starter after leading it to the postseason his rookie year.

To some’s surprise, Belichick came off as noncommittal when asked straight up if Jones would remain the starter next season.

“Mac has the ability to play quarterback in this league,” Belichick said. “We all have to work together to find the best way as a football team, obviously quarterback is a big position, to be more productive.”

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Jones, who received a good deal of outside criticism himself this season ended the year throwing for 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 14 games.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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