After losing to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the New England Patriots fell to 1-2 on the season, and now they might be without starting QB Mac Jones for several weeks after a high ankle sprain he suffered.
The rough start in New England has Brandon Marshall saying Bill Belichick’s seat is heating up.
On the latest installment of Inside the NFL on Paramount+, the former NFL wide receiver discussed the Patriots’ bad start to the season while adding that losing Tom Brady can no longer be used as an excuse for the team’s offensive struggles, and Belichick should be in jeopardy of losing his job.
“Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots, they’re 1-2,” Marshall said. “Tom Brady has been gone for three years. I’ll say it. Do you not want to say it? Do you guys not want to say it? Coach Bill Belichick, you’re now on the hot seat. He’s on the hot seat. Nobody wants to say it. I’ll say it.”
Belichick and the Patriots have not gotten beyond the first round of the playoffs after winning Super Bowl 53, The franchise missed the playoffs in 2020.
Belichick’s record in the post-Brady era currently stands at 18-18 and is projected to be worst.
With Jones on the shelf, Brian Hoyer steps in as the starter, and the team will face an uphill battle until Jones returns.