All offseason, the New England Patriots have been in the news about reported issues with Mac Jones and his downplay from last year and him reaching out for outside help during the season that pissed head coach Bill Belichick off.
On Thursday afternoon, the Patriots were back in the news when they made an addition to the quarterback room.
Former Penn State star quarterback Trace McSorley is on the move as he enters his fifth NFL season after the New England Patriots signed him Thursday, the team announced. The 27-year-old spent parts of the last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals after he began his career in 2019 with the Baltimore Ravens.
McSorley is unlikely to be a threat to Mac Jones starting job.
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McSorley appeared in six games for the Cardinals last season, including his first career start. He completed 45 of 83 passes for 412 yards, zero touchdowns, and five interceptions while rushing 15 times for 61 yards in those six games.
In college when he led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten title in 2016, McSorley threw for 3,614 yards and 29 touchdowns to eight interceptions.
In New England, McSorley joins a quarterback room that features Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe. He will also reunite with former Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki, who signed with the Patriots after playing the early part of his career with the Miami Dolphins.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.