Baltimore Ravens’ star quarterback Lamar Jackson and Green Bay Packers’ franchise legend Aaron Rodgers headline the group of quarterbacks who could switch homes this offseason.
Jackson’s rookie contract is up, and he’s in need of a new deal with free agency now just nine days away. Rodgers is still deciding on his playing future, and if he opts to come back, there’s still a chance he’ll get traded.
Well, here’s another interesting name to keep an eye on in the potential quarterback trade market: Mac Jones of the New England Patriots.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, there has been some talk about the Las Vegas Raiders trying to land Jones:
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“If they can’t get him, a lot of people in Indianapolis this week expect McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler to pursue free agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whom they know from his time in New England early in his career. There’s also some chatter that McDaniels might try to acquire Mac Jones from the Patriots, though it seems unlikely New England would consider moving the 2021 first-rounder.”
The Raiders released veteran Derek Carr after nine seasons. They were looking to deal the 31-year-old, but Carr wasn’t willing to waive his no-trade clause. Carr has been linked to the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints.
There is no indication that the Patriots are looking to trade Jones. It hasn’t even been two years since they drafted the Alabama product, after all. And secondly, Bill Belichick just hired old friend Bill O’Brien to serve as the new offensive coordinator. That’s a strong indicator that Belichick wants to continue building around Jones rather than rebuild the offense altogether.
New England went 10-7 and qualified for the postseason in 2021, Jones’ rookie year. They slipped to an 8-9 finish in 2022, but it definitely feels a little too early to consider moving on from the 24-year-old.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.