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Mac Jones

Former Patriot believes team is making a mistake shopping Mac Jones for a trade

Mac Jones stares at the field for the Patriots
Paul Rutherford - USA Today Sports

He may not have the support of Bill Belichick, but Mac Jones has everyone else in the Patriots’ organization with him.

Rumors and conversations have surfaced about New England shopping Jones around for trade.

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Belichick has not committed to the University of Alabama alum as his quarterback, despite owner Robert Kraft’s admiration of Jones. Jason McCourty, a former Patriot and Super Bowl champion, got featured Wednesday on Good Morning Football. He feels the Patriots are making a mistake shopping Jones around. McCourty believes New England should trust Jones in year three.

“Mac Jones was really good as a rookie,” McCourty said.

“He came in after Brady leaves, after Cam Newton comes in for one season, and took them on a seven-game win streak. Mac Jones had 10 wins in his rookie season and led all rookies for passing yards and touchdowns. This guy was unbelievable, and the sky was the limit after his rookie year. I love Joe Judge and Matt Patricia. They are good football coaches, but as they take over an offense and were co-coordinators and quarterback coaches, positions they have not held, that is not fair to Mac Jones. We have heard Robert Kraft come out as the owner saying he likes Jones, and he said we did not do him any favors. With all these rumblings were are hearing, we need to slow down. Let’s see what Jones does in year three.”

Will the Patriots listen to one of its former players and keep Jones? We will see.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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