The New England Patriots are 2-7, and in the AFC East which also includes the likes of the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and not-dead-yet New York Jets, the season is likely over.
But don’t blame Mac Jones for the entirety of the loss in the close game against the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon.
Receivers dropped two game changing passes in the 20-17 loss, and you can argue that if they make just one of those two catches, that they can win that game and their season might still have a pulse.
The blame online is falling on Jones on social media, and he’s not blameless. Not in the slightest.
But you also can’t turn a blind eye to a defense that let Sam Howell throw for over 300 yards and produce five receivers that had at least four catches each. That’s not going to do it.
You know who Mac Jones reminds me of right now? Patriots fans should be familiar with the name. Jared Goff. The Los Angeles Rams form of Jared Goff.
A highly touted young quarterback coming out of college, playing for a well regarded coach and put into a situation where if he doesn’t win then he is the problem.
Goff ended up going to a Super Bowl. And after being traded to the Detroit Lions, that division may be his for a few years to come.
Maybe that’s what Mac Jones needs. A change of scenery. The wise men say never attempt to fill the shoes of a great predecessor. Jones had the greatest predecessor of all time.
And he’s paying the price for it in New England right now.
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