NFL Rumors: QB Lamar Jackson Hopes to Join New England Patriots

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is looking to move on from the team that drafted him, and he apparently has his eye set on the New England Patriots. Speaking at Tuesday's league meetings, Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed that he had heard from a surprising source that the 2019 MVP wanted to join the six-time Super Bowl champions.

The Patriots missed the playoffs for the second time in three years in 2022 due largely to the struggles of an offense that ranked 17th in points scored and 26th in yards gained. Second-year quarterback Mac Jones drastically regressed after a promising rookie season, accumulating sub-standard marks in passer rating (84.8) and net yards per passing attempt (5.81). So, a talent infusion makes sense. 

Of course, Kraft will cede the team's best interests to head coach Bill Belichick. Still, Kraft may be understandably itchy to do something dramatic. After nearly 20 years as the NFL's premier franchise under quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots are dangerously close to falling into irrelevancy. They're 25-25 since the GOAT left in 2020 free agency, and they lost their only playoff appearance in humiliating fashion, a 47-17 dismantling at the hands of the Buffalo Bills. A Lamar Jackson acquisition would certainly put them back on the map.

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