The New England Patriots could be buried in the AFC East when Aaron Rodgers arrives to the Jets. The Pats need to make a move for Lamar Jackson. Honestly, I could also argue that the Jets themselves need to dump this idea of trading for Aaron Rodgers and make a move for Jackson, but I think the two sides are committed to bringing Rodgers to New York.
The Patriots currently have the worst roster in the division and the third best quarterback. Once the Jets and Packers finalize a deal for Aaron Rodgers, they’ll easily have the worst QB in the AFC East.
And I’m not so sure that Bill Belichick and this current regime survives after 2023 if they don’t make the playoffs. Missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons is simply not something that happens in New England.
For that reason, Belichick and his front office co-workers need to do what they can to get Lamar Jackson in a Patriots’ uniform.
Let’s be real for a second, is anyone truly buying that Mac Jones can go and compete with the elite quarterbacks in the AFC? Even the AFC East could be filled with the likes of Josh Allen, Tua Tagovalioa, and Aaron Rodgers.
The issue with Jones isn’t that he’s necessarily bad, but he’s got an incredibly low ceiling and is only a threat with his arm. We’re in the era of dual-threat QBs and the ones that have success but aren’t true dual-threat players are elite passers.
Mac Jones is not an elite passer.
The Pats should quit fooling themselves and need to go get Lamar Jackson. They have the draft picks and cap space to be able to do so. Inserting Lamar Jackson into that offense with a top 10 defense will propel the Patriots to one of the five best teams in the AFC.