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QB Mac Jones, New England
The New England offense has been a mess this season. Quarterback Mac Jones has played poorly, and his confidence is shaken. After the Patriots gave both Jones and backup Bailey Zappe equal starting reps during practice, Jones started and was not sharp in the loss to the New York Giants. He played the first half and was benched at halftime after completing just 12 of 21 passes for 89 yards and a pair of picks. Lacking confidence, Jones, though near the line of scrimmage often, never threatened the porous Giants' defense. On the season, Jones has thrown 10 touchdowns (just 2 more than New York's DeVito's 8) against 12 interceptions. Zappe entered the contest but did not play much better, throwing an interception of his own. The Patriots own a 2-9 record and finish the season with six difficult games remaining (versus the Chargers, Steelers, Chiefs, Broncos, Bills, and Jets). There is a likely scenario that New England loses at least five of the six games and is in position to select either Caleb Williams or Drake Maye high in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. This is a team lacking talent and will need to begin the rebuilding process. The Patriots have the least amount of talent in the division. Jones will likely be playing elsewhere in 2024. He needs a fresh start.
QB Daniel Jones, NY Giants
Monday morning, Ian Rapoport tweeted, "#Giants GM Joe Schoen, talking to reporters during the team's bye week, says the expectation is that when Daniel (Jones) is healthy, he'll be the starting QB. He also adds they'll likely add at QB in the offseason, anyway, potentially in the draft." We have been writing about the Giants drafting competition for Jones for several weeks and now the general manager confirms it. Expect Tyrod Taylor to be playing elsewhere in 2024. One thing is for certain: Jones will need to play better next season, or he and his coach (Daboll) will not be back in New York in 2025.
QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Cleveland
The Cleveland Browns have had horrible luck with quarterback injuries this season. After losing Deshaun Watson for the season with a shoulder injury, the team pinned their playoff hopes on rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Thompson-Robinson was not playing well against the Broncos before leaving Sunday in the third quarter after a big blow to the head. He completed only 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown before departing. Thompson-Robinson was replaced by journeyman P.J. Walker. There is a reason the Browns chose Thompson-Robinson over Walker. Against Denver, Walker completed less than half of his 13 passes (6 completions) for just 56 yards while playing from behind. Cleveland has veteran Joe Flacco stashed on the practice squad and could turn to the Super Bowl winner, with Thompson-Robinson expected to miss at least one game.
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