New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might still be seething over Mac Jones’ decision to seek outside help last season, but the reports of the team trying to trade the quarterback might not be true.
Claims of the Pats shopping Jones around surfaced this week, with Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reporting as much. However, according to Masslive.com’s Mark Daniels, there’s been no talk pertaining to a trade for the QB coming from the team.
Daniels wrote: “One NFL source said they hadn’t heard anything about the Patriots shopping Jones to any team this offseason, adding, ‘That’s news to me.’”
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Florio has pointed to multiple NFL teams who he said had talks with the Patriots regarding a potential trade for Jones. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Las Vegas Raiders were among those mentioned but, per Daniels, “a second NFL source said the Patriots haven’t contacted the Buccaneers about Jones, saying his name ‘has never come up’ this offseason. “
Daniels also notes that, “a third NFL source said the Patriots have not contacted the Raiders about a trade involving Jones, either.”
Given the moves Belichick has made this off-season, including the hiring of offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, it would appear that the Pats are looking to stick with Mac Jones.
As to where Florio’s report got its feet is unclear, but time will tell as it always does.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.