More Shocking Details on Patriots' Toxic QB Room Emerge

Senior NFL Reporter Albert Breer drops surprising information on the Patriots' troubling season.

Sep 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) and
Sep 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) and / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2023 season was one of the worst years in franchise history. They produced a 4-13 record which was the first year since 2000 with fewer than five wins.

New England had no consistency on the offensive end and had a carousel surrounding the quarterback position. Both Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe took snaps under center for the Patriots to help find a spark.

Unfortunately for them, that never happened. The Patriots trotted out one of the poorest offensive units in the league. In 2023, New England ranked 28th in passing offense (180.5) and tied for 31st in scoring offense (13.9).

But the play on the field wasn't the worst part. Jones ended up losing backing in the building due to his inconsistent performance. That trickled down to the quarterback room.

Per Albert Breer's mailbag, the Patriots quarterback room was toxic over the past two years. Breer said, "He [Jones] was well-liked early on, but, over time, lost support in the building. And the quarterback room he was in the last two years got toxic, to the point where Bailey Zappe, as a rookie, sometimes watched tape in the receiver room."

This is not a recipe for success. Teammates need to be there for one another and help them become the best they can be, even if that makes taking your job. It doesn't sound like Jones believed in that sentiment.

It seems more and more likely that Jones played his last snap in New England and there will be a new signal caller under center in 2024.

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