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Patriots QB Mac Jones (#10) throws a pass in Thursday's matchup against Buffalo Bills.
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The New England Patriots are making moves this offseason to improve its offense and strengthen Mac Jones’ confidence.

After hiring Bill O’Brien as an offensive coordinator, the Patriots signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mike Gesicki in NFL free agency. Both were good moves, but New England continues to look for a proven No. 1 option at wide receiver for Jones.

RELATED: Mack Wilson shoots his shot at All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins to choose Patriots as his new team

Mack Wilson, a linebacker for the Patriots, has been campaigning for Jerry Jeudy and DeAndre Hopkins to join. Hopkins, a three-time first-team All-Pro, was selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. In 10 pro seasons with the Texans (2013-19) and Arizona Cardinals (2020 — present), he’s had six 1,000+ yard receiving campaigns. Hopkins led the National Football League for touchdown catches (13) in 2017 with the Texans. He posted a career-high 1,572 yards receiving in 2018 for Houston. He’s one of the league’s best receivers, when healthy, and he appears to be interested in wanting to play with Jones. Hopkins recently followed back the former Crimson Tide quarterback on Instagram.

Bill Belichick knows the Patriots have to get better on offense.

A quarterback needs playmakers if he is going to lead a team on a deep playoff run.

It will be interesting to see if the Patriots can pull Hopkins from Arizona.

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