Patriots QB Officially Ruled Out In Week 4


The New England Patriots were rocked physically and metaphorically in Week 3 when they were beaten by the Baltimore Ravens, but it was the news that Mac Jones suffered a high ankle sprain that has effected this team most, as they fell to 1-2 on the season, with their young QB potentially missing significant time this season. News came out this morning that Jones was at practice, but unfortunately, they have now officially ruled him out ahead of Sunday's clash in Green Bay, where the team will look to avoid starting 1-3 for the first time in a long time.

In Jones' place, veteran Brian Hoyer will get the start, and while there's certainly worse options at backup QB out there, it's not an ideal spot for New England to be, as they're already struggling with a lack of offensive weapons on this team. The Patriots made a shock run to the playoffs last year with a very good rookie in Jones at QB, but this year, the team clearly doesn't have the same magic, and if he misses significant time, it could be a very disappointing year for Jones at the Patriots. 

Jones was off to a very shaky start in 2022, with a 2/5 TD/INT ratio, and without an elite defence or playmaker on the offensive side of the ball, it's hard to see how the Patriots can dig themselves out of this hole, even with one of the greatest coaches in NFL history to lead the way. 

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