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New England Patriots entertaining trade talks for QB Mac Jones

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones watches from the sidelines
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New England is now actively looking for trade suitors for Mac Jones.

The Bill Belichick era is over and Jerod Mayo is the new head coach of the Patriots.

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New England wants to start over, and one of its means to do so is moving on from Jones. The former University of Alabama quarterback was taken at No. 15 overall by the Patriots in the 2021 NFL Draft. He had a great rookie season under Josh McDaniels, but New England did not have Jones set up to succeed after that. He struggled the last two years, including 2023.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke the news on Friday about the Patriots being open to trading Jones.

Jones carried the Crimson Tide to an undefeated College Football Playoff National Championship season in 2020, setting the single-season school record for passing yards (4,500) and tossing 41 touchdown passes. He accomplished a lot in his final collegiate season; however, the New England was not the spot for him. Jones, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., looks forward to where he could end up to continue his career. Hopefully, he can bounce back from the turmoil he endured with the Patriots.

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

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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