Patriots Captain Addresses Mac Jones Locker Room Drama

A New England Patriots captain has now weighed in on the locker room drama involving quarterback Mac Jones.

Nov 5, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) walks
Nov 5, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) walks / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Despite not having a game to prepare for, there's plenty going on with the New England Patriots this week. Aside from Bill Belichick's potential exit, the quarterback situation is the other leading story during the bye.

A concerning report emerged on Wednesday that claimed current starter Mac Jones has already lost most of the locker room, which could be the final nail in his coffin if his own teammates are out on him.

Now Patriots captain David Andrews has weighed in on the drama surrounding the beleaguered QB.

It's safe to say Andrews didn't refute any claims that Jones has fallen out of favor with this roster. His statement that "everybody can lead in their own way" attempts to show support while also hinting the QB isn't being looked to for guidance.

Sloppy, uninspired play on the field is enough to cost someone their job alone. But if the locker room is still behind that person, it's difficult to make a change and risking upending the built-in chemistry.

In Jones' case, it doesn't appear like many would be bothered if he's displaced as starter. That's a position that makes him incredibly vulnerable to a demotion with his production being even worse than his approval rating in the locker room.

Another report revealed the Patriots may already be in the process of shaking up their QB room, with Jones possibly being knocked down to third-string quarterback while Bailey Zappe and Will Grier compete for starting duties.

There's a ton of tough decisions New England will have to make coming out of the bye, though it appears several people's time with the team may already be nearing an end.

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