New England Patriots Rumors: Bill Belichick Has Shopped QB This Offseason

According to multiple reports, the New England Patriots have explored the possibility of trading their quarterback, Mac Jones, during the 2023 offseason.

According to sources, head coach Bill Belichick has reportedly shopped Jones around to multiple teams, including the Las Vegas Raiders, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Commanders.

It has been suggested that a trade may still happen, particularly if a team is unable to land their desired quarterback in the upcoming draft.

These rumors come after reports that Belichick was displeased with Jones seeking external help to improve the team's offense during the 2022 season. However, these reports are unconfirmed, and it is unclear if the Patriots organization actually intends to trade Jones.

In fact, a previous report indicated that a trade involving Jones would only happen "over Robert Kraft's dead body," suggesting that the team may have a strong attachment to the young quarterback.

Regardless of the rumors, it is clear that there is some uncertainty surrounding the quarterback situation in New England.

If the Patriots do trade Jones, it is possible they may look to draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft, as the team's current backup, Bailey Zappe, is not seen as a long-term solution at the position.

The situation is certainly one to watch as the offseason progresses, and further developments are anticipated. Photo Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports