Let's be real, what has Mac Jones actually accomplished with the Patriots? Not a hell of a lot.
He barely squeaked us into the playoffs his first season but got spanked by Buffalo in the playoffs. Then in year 2 he painfully REGRESSED and threw obvious tantrums
on the field, acting like a spoiled baby.
There's nothing about Mac Jones that screams 'I'm UNTOUCHABLE
So the truth likely lies somewhere in between. I very much DOUBT Kraft is taking position of 'trade Mac over my dead body
'. It's yet another media exaggeration. But guys like Curran get PAID to stir up controversial headlines, just like Breer does on the opposite extreme of the keep or trade Mac spectrum.
The sad truth is Mac Jones is the most likely option simply because we don't have BETTER options on the roster.
Yes you could try to go into the draft and get a better option, and I'd argue there are at least 2-3 prospects in the 2023 NFL draft class that have better upside, athleticism, and potential
than Mac Jones but the question is does one of them slide to 14 or do you have to make a steep draft capital investment to climb up high in the 1st round to take one of them?
So, although not ideal, from a realistic point of view, I see the Patriots staying the course. They hope that Mac Jones can return to his rookie form with a functional OC who has a brain and knows what he's doing. BOB alone will be a quantum leap forward from the stumbling bumblings
of Matt Patricia and Joe Judge.
If Mac Jones falls on his face
in his third year, then we'll know that he's not the guy, and was never going to be the guy. My fear is that he's just bang average and does just enough to win and we stick with him anyways. And then we end up paying top 10 QB money
to a guy who is more like the 15th-20th best QB in the league. Look at how Carson Wentz
is robbing the Washington Generals - 33m AAV for 11 TDs and 9 interceptions
last year? OOF. What? You're saying Mac isn't as bad? He threw only 14 TDs with 11 interceptions
last season. I dunno, that's feeling very Carson Wentz comparable!