4 Patriots Starters Fans Want Replaced This Offseason

After a disastrous 2023 NFL campaign, New England Patriots fans are hoping to see these three starters replaced this offseason.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is one of three Patriots starters that fans want to see replaced this offseason.
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is one of three Patriots starters that fans want to see replaced this offseason. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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2. CB J.C. Jackson

The Patriots attempted to improve their cornerback room when they acquired J.C. Jackson and a 2025 fifth-round pick from the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for a sixth-rounder in October. Jackson previously signed with New England as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and spent four seasons with the franchise in his first stint.

While Jackson was an All-Pro second-team CB the last time Patriots fans saw him, that wasn't the case in 2023. The Immokalee, FL native started in six of his eight appearances with the Pats, recording 25 tackles and six defended passes while allowing 29 completions for 394 yards and four TDs on 51 targets.

Jackson went on to finish the campaign as Pro Football Focus' worst-graded cornerback in terms of coverage (30.8) and overall defense (34.8). So yeah, it's easy to see why Patriots fans wouldn't mind seeing him replaced.