The New England Patriots are coming off a disappointing season.
They failed to make the playoffs, ending the regular season with an 8–9 record.
One reason the Patriots struggled last year was because their offense wasn’t that good.
Quarterback Mack Jones had a poor season, and he was not helped much by his play-caller.
The Patriots had Matt Patricia call plays last season and it ended up being a disaster.
Therefore, the Patriots decided to move on from Patricia for former offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
The move should help unlock Jones and allow him to reach his full potential.
According to insider Mike Giardi via Dov Kleiman, Jones looks more energized this season.
His teammates say he is “confident. Leading like we know he can.”
Updates: #Patriot QB Mack Jones is “energized” by Bill Belichick’s decision to move on from Matt Patricia in favor of Bill O’Brien as the OC.
“Confidence. Leading like we know he can.” – As per teammates/coach.
(Via @MikeGiardi, pic.twitter.com/paDhraaivz
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 20, 2023
The Patriots will only be able to go as far as Jones can take them.
He was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season, and the Patriots are hoping he can get back at it.
Many fans are optimistic that Jones is going to put together a big season this year.
This will be the Mac’s best year yet
— McCorkle ⑽ (@skpancake1) May 20, 2023
Jones will need to improve while playing in one of football’s toughest divisions.
He needs to show that he can be a franchise quarterback.
this is my quarterback
— SneakyAssist (@SneakyAssist) May 20, 2023
The Patriots coaching debacle last year. Can’t even put into words what they were thinking
— Jeff (@452bullmoss) May 20, 2023
The lack of a true play-caller last season took the Patriots’ offense down a dark path.
This could be a make-or-break year as a starter in New England.
To think that Jones will be the next Tom Brady is foolish.
But he could become a franchise quarterback and the Patriots for many years to come.
Best players of this season Book it #forever ne https://t.co/JuL4cKJYl5
— Zach Gerson (@zachgerson) May 20, 2023
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