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Jaguars Don't Pick Up Mac Jones' Fifth-Year Option

Unsurprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't pick up the fifth-year option on new quarterback Mac Jones, who the team acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots this offseason. Jones was New England's first-round pick in 2021 but failed to make an impact as their starter under center. He went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2021 but was merely a replacement player. Jones started all 42 games that he played for the Patriots, but the team went 4-13 in 2023 and Jones found himself on the bench for the final six games. The 25-year-old from Alabama regressed in each of his three seasons in Boston, but it didn't help that the Patriots were constantly bringing in new offensive coaches during his time there. Now in Jacksonville, Jones will operate as the clear backup to Trevor Lawrence in 2024.

May 3, 2024 2:28 PM EST

Jaguars Acquire Mac Jones

The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly acquired quarterback Mac Jones from the New England Patriots. This move was expected as Jones was reportedly on the trade block heading into the offseason. The Pats are looking to go in a new direction with Jerod Mayo taking over as the head coach in New England. Jones struggled during his time in New England and was even benched for Bailey Zappe this past season. In exchange for Jones, the Pats will reportedly receive a sixth-round draft pick. The hope is that a change of scenery will help Jones get his career back on track. This move doesn't hold much fantasy value considering Trevor Lawrence will remain the starter in Jacksonville. However, the Jags are hopeful to turn Jones into a quality backup.

Mar 10, 2024 12:09 PM EST

Teams Reportedly Calling On Mac Jones

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Pats have fielded calls for quarterback Mac Jones. The 2021 No. 15 overall pick showed promise in his inaugural season, tossing for 3,801 yards and 22 touchdowns (13 interceptions) off 67.6% passing. However, his production has plummeted since then. As a result, he wasn't starting consistently throughout the 2023-24 campaign, so his stock to end the season couldn't have gotten much lower. In all fairness, Jones can't take all the blame for his troubles under center. Yet, even with a new coaching staff, the 25-year-old could benefit from a fresh start with a new team. With that in mind, Jones has a long road ahead before becoming relevant for fantasy managers. But he's someone to watch over the next few months, especially if he gets paired with a coach who can help him develop.

Mar 8, 2024 8:17 PM EST

Mac Jones Benched For Bailey Zappe In Week 12

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was benched and replaced by Bailey Zappe during halftime of Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Jones had completed 12 of 21 passes for 89 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions at the time of his departure. He now has a horrendous ratio of 10 touchdowns to 12 interceptions this season. He also fumbled on Sunday, but it was recovered by New England. Week 12 marks the fourth time this season that Jones has been benched for Zappe. It last happened in Week 10 when Bill Belichick made the switch ahead of a decisive fourth-quarter drive versus the Colts. In that scenario, Zappe threw a game-ending interception. Zappe doesn't represent a major drop-off from Jones, so Demario Douglas, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Hunter Henry should continue to warrant fantasy consideration.

Nov 26, 2023 2:42 PM EST

Mac Jones To Start Against Giants

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will start in Week 12 against the New York Giants on Sunday, according to sources. However, backup Bailey Zappe is likely to be in the mix as well. The Patriots have been non-committal on their starting quarterback ever since the Week 10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany, a game in which Zappe replaced Jones with two minutes left in the fourth quarterback with the game still on the line. Both Jones and Zappe took repetitions in practice this week, with Jones reportedly looking better. Jones will get the start this weekend, but we could see Zappe relieve him much earlier if Jones continues to struggle like he has all year. Jones is completing 65.4% of his passes for 2,031 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games.

Nov 26, 2023 11:23 AM EST

Signs Point To Mac Jones Starting In Week 12

Signs continue to point to New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones starting on Sunday for the Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants, but as of Friday, the players still had not been told which quarterback would make the start this weekend. Jones and Bailey Zappe split QB repetitions at practice during the week after a bye in Week 11, and Jones reportedly looked better. The 25-year-old appears likely to make the start on Sunday, but he'll most likely be on an extremely short leash and could be pulled early in favor of Zappe if he picks up where he left off in Week 10 in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. At best, Jones is a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues and is in danger of losing the job at any moment if he continues to make poor decisions and make game-changing turnovers.

Nov 26, 2023 11:00 AM EST

Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe Could Split Reps In Week 12

New England Patriots quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe could split reps during Sunday's game against the New York Giants, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. While Jones is expected to draw the start, Garafolo points out that both quarterbacks split reps in practice this past week and could continue to follow that trend on Sunday. The Patriots are losing patience with Jones, whom they benched at a decisive point in their Week 10 clash with the Colts. Zappe replaced him in that contest and threw a game-losing interception. The consensus belief out of New England is that while Jones has played poor football this season, he is the best quarterback on the roster. After all, Zappe remains the backup, Will Grier was released on Saturday, and versatile rookie Malik Cunningham has been taking reps at wide receiver. Fantasy managers should treat Jones as a fantasy QB3 this week. Meanwhile, even if Zappe earns some snaps, he's off the fantasy radar.

Nov 26, 2023 10:37 AM EST

Mac Jones Expected To Start Against The Giants

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is expected to start in Sunday's meeting with the Giants. A report surfaced on Saturday suggesting the team wouldn't decide until Sunday morning if Jones or Bailey Zappe would be under center in Week 12. While things can certainly change, it appears the 2021 No. 15 overall pick will stay the No. 1 option on the depth chart. Jones has struggled during the 2023-24 campaign, throwing for 2,031 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing just 65.4% of his attempts. That said, despite the favorable matchup, fantasy managers should keep Jones benched in Week 12, even more so since he could be pulled and replaced by Zappe during the contest if he doesn't play well.

Nov 25, 2023 11:57 PM EST

Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe Split Reps In Practice This Week

According to ESPN's Jeff Howe, New England Patriots quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe split reps in practice during the week. However, the decision on who's starting for the Week 12 matchup with the Giants may not come until Sunday morning. While Jones is rumored to remain the starter, Zappe could be thrust right back into the mix if the former struggles at any point versus New York. Of course, both players haven't played well all season, so neither signal-caller is worth starting in any fantasy lineup.

Nov 25, 2023 3:51 PM EST

Mac Jones Likely To Start In Week 12

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has struggled in his third NFL season, completing 65.4% of his passes for 2,031 yards, ten touchdowns, and ten interceptions. He was benched for Bailey Zappe for the team's last drive against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, which led to speculation that Zappe could be named the starter after the team's Week 11 bye. However, Ben Belford-Peltzman of the reports that Jones is likely to start in Week 12 against the New York Giants. Zappe is expected to be on standby if Jones continues to struggle. Jones is not a viable fantasy quarterback in single-QB leagues. Zappe should be picked up in deep superflex and two-QB leagues in case he's named the starter down the stretch.

Nov 22, 2023 10:49 AM EST

Mac Jones Taking First-Team Reps In Practice Tuesday

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones took the first-team repetitions in the portion of practice open to the media on Tuesday. Jones was followed by Bailey Zappe then rotated in, but Jones took most of the reps in the four minutes of practice that the media was allowed to watch. The Patriots benched the ineffective Jones with the game on the line at the end of the fourth quarter in favor of Zappe in the Week 10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany, leading many to believe they'd be moving on from Jones after their Week 11 bye. But the 25-year-old looks to have another shot at convincing Bill Belichick he's the starter this week in practice. Other than Zappe, Will Grier and rookie Malik Cunningham are New England's other options. No matter who is under center for the Pats in Week 12 against the New York Giants, the offense is likely to continue struggling.

Nov 21, 2023 3:27 PM EST

Patriots Not Committing To Mac Jones After Bye Week

When asked if New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is still the team's starter, head coach Bill Belichick said, "We have a lot of things to work on this week as a team. We'll work through those. That is what we are going to do this week." The Patriots will evaluate their whole roster heading into a Week 11 bye after losing three straight games. The 25-year-old Jones is having a disaster of a season in his third year, completing 65.4% of his 324 pass attempts for 2,,031 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a career-low 80.2 QB rating. The Pats benched Jones in favor of Bailey Zappe in the final two minutes of Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. Jones's 10 picks are tied for second-most in the NFL, while his 6.3 yards per attempt is third-worst in the NFL. Zappe or Will Grier could get the nod in Week 12 against the New York Giants on Nov. 26.

Nov 14, 2023 12:00 PM EST

Patriots Mulling Over QB Change, Future Of Mac Jones

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday that the team is looking "at everything across the board" when asked about a potential change at quarterback. Mac Jones was shown the bench for the Patriots' final drive of Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. Second-year reserve Bailey Zappe entered the game and subsequently threw an interception. New England now gets to take their bye, so it's unlikely that an answer will be given this week. The Patriots own a 2-8 record and also average the second-fewest points per game. Neither quarterback will be a viable fantasy option nor create better opportunities for their supporting cast.

Nov 13, 2023 9:16 AM EST

Mac Jones Undergoes X-Rays, Dealing With Bruise

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (undisclosed), who was benched in favor of Bailey Zappe in the final two minutes of the Week 10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany on Sunday, underwent X-rays after the game. However, he said he's just dealing with a bruise and will be fine. Jones had just 170 yards passing and a terrible interception in the end zone in the fourth quarter with a receiver open that cost the Patriots the game. New England has their bye in Week 11, but there's a good chance it will be Zappe, not Jones, starting under center for the Pats when they return in Week 12 to face the New York Giants. The 25-year-old Jones has regressed even more in 2023 in what is a make-or-break year for the former Alabama QB.

Nov 12, 2023 1:33 PM EST

Mac Jones Benched, Replaced By Bailey Zappe In Week 10

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was benched with less than two minutes remaining in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Jones finishes the game having completed 15 of 20 passes for 170 yards, zero touchdowns, and a costly red-zone interception. While there's no doubt that Jones' recent struggles justify his benching, it was somewhat surprising to see head coach Bill Belichick make the change with the Patriots preparing for a potential game-winning drive, trailing by just four points. Nevertheless, this is a major development heading into New England's bye week. Fantasy managers should prepare for the possibility of Zappe remaining the starting quarterback over Jones when the Patriots face the Giants in Week 12.

Nov 12, 2023 12:16 PM EST

Mac Jones Could Rebound In Week 10

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has a chance to bounce back during Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. The 25-year-old struggled last week, throwing for 220 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a loss to the Commanders. He also has seven interceptions over his last six games. Nevertheless, the Colts represent a chance for Jones to get back on track and deliver a solid fantasy showing. Indianapolis' defense has surrendered the 11th-most fantasy points and sixth-most passing yards to opposing quarterbacks this year, which bodes quite well for Jones as he looks to lead a banged-up roster to victory overseas. He'll be doing so without Kendrick Bourne (ACL), instead leaning on JuJu Smith-Schuster, Demario Douglas, and Hunter Henry as his preferred options in the passing attack. Games played in Europe tend to be lower-scoring affairs due to the grueling travel schedule and time zone adjustment, but there's still a chance for Jones to put up points against a Colts defense that has its flaws. View him as a low-end fantasy QB2 this week.

Nov 10, 2023 11:02 AM EST

Mac Jones Struggles Again In Week 9

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 24 of 44 passes for 220 yards, one touchdown, and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Washington Commanders. He also rushed for three yards and did not take a sack. If there was any week to start Jones, Week 9 seemed like a good one, especially against a mediocre Washington defense that recently traded away Chase Young and Montez Sweat. Nevertheless, New England, although they kept it close, spent most of the game playing from behind. Jones will remain a fantasy QB3 against the Colts in Germany next week.

Nov 5, 2023 5:47 PM EST

Mac Jones A Low-End Streaming Option in Week 9

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is a borderline streamer in single-QB leagues ahead of Week 9 versus the Washington Commanders. Not only does he face a greater challenge after losing Kendrick Bourne (ACL) for the season, but he also takes on a statistically solid defense this week. While the Commanders might not be as dominant as some of the Patriots' opponents, including the Eagles, Cowboys, Saints, and Bills, it's worth noting that they have still allowed the 14th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Of course, that was with Chase Young and Montez Sweat on the team. Both defensive playmakers were traded this past week, which could not have come at a better time for Jones. The young quarterback will have more time in the pocket to make plays happen this Sunday. As a result, he's a mid-to-low QB2 who can be started in a pinch.

Nov 3, 2023 9:27 AM EST

Mac Jones Struggling With The Deep Ball

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones hasn't completed a pass over 20 air yards in over three weeks. The last time Jones connected on a deep throw was in the first quarter in the Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Since then, he's 0-for-3 on 20-plus air-yard throws, including the full game against the Buffalo Bills without a deep attempt. Jones is 4-for-23 on deep throws this year and has the lowest completion rate among 31 qualified QBs at 17.4 percent. It doesn't help that the Patriots just lost their leading receiver, Kendrick Bourne, for the season due to a torn ACL in his knee. Jones and the Pats offense has been downright bad at times this year, and he currently ranks as the QB31 in overall fantasy points heading into a Week 9 date with the Washington Commanders.

Nov 1, 2023 12:36 PM EST

Mac Jones Throws For Two Touchdowns In Loss

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 19 of 29 passes for 161 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. He also took three sacks and had negative two rushing yards. All in all, Jones had a relatively disappointing outing, especially since he seemingly dismantled a strong Buffalo defense just one week earlier. With that said, Jones' two touchdowns through the air salvaged his fantasy performance, benefitting any manager who may have been forced to start the former first-rounder on Sunday. Jones is a high-end QB3 heading into Week 9 versus Washington.

Oct 29, 2023 4:34 PM EST