New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is coming off of two absolutely disastrous performances. Unsurprisingly, with their QB playing like one of the worst signal-callers in the league, the team has gotten blown out in both contests.
Jones' struggles are so bad right now that New England must consider benching him in Week 6. In fact, there's a few reasons why sidelining him makes a ton of sense right now.
Why Mac Jones Should Be Benched in Week 6
1. To Help the Offense
Simply put, Jones isn't playing like a competent quarterback right now, and that severely hamstrings this already-underhwleming offense.
Despite getting into pass-heavy game scripts that should allow for some fireworks, Jones has mostly been a dud in 2023. Outside of Week 1, Jones hasn't posted more than 231 yards in a game all season, including two straight outings with 150 or fewer.
This unit continues to start games off incredibly slow, which puts the entire team in an early hole. That then neutralizes the run game -- New England's one skill position of strength -- and eliminates a key way for the offense to pick up yards. As a result, Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott have failed to produce much with defenses not having to respect the passing game.
Not only does Jones' lack of production actively hurt the offense, but his decision-making as well. He's thrown a league-leading six interceptions in just five games (despite being benched before two contests were even over) and lost another two fumbles as well. These turnovers are absolute momentum-killers for this unit, which will continue to disappoint if any rhythm can't be established.
The numbers with Jones under center speak for themselves. He clearly isn't helping produce anything competitive on the field right now, which necessitates a change.