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All is not well in the world of the New England Patriots.

In fact, it appears like the organization has reached a crossroads at the quarterback position.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported on Tuesday that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has shopped the team’s starting quarterback, Mac Jones, to multiple quarterback-needy teams this offseason. According to Florio, the full list of potential destinations isn’t known but Belichick has reportedly made calls to the Raiders, Texans, Buccaneers and Commanders.

A trade hasn’t occurred yet and based on the four above-mentioned team’s offseason moves — Jimmy Garoppol0 (Raiders), Case Keenum (Texans), Baker Mayfield (Buccaneers) and Jacoby Brissett (Commanders) — a trade for Jones seems unlikely at this point. Though, that could change at any point, especially with the 2023 NFL Draft just a couple of weeks away.

There has been tension between Jones and Belichick, as the 24-year-old quarterback reportedly called members of the Alabama coaching staff, in order to get information to properly run the offense under Matt Patricia, a long-time defensive coach. According to Tom Curran of NBC Sports, it “really pissed Bill off” that Jones sought outside counsel. It should be noted that Belichick and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban are close friends.

As the tension between the two could reach a boiling point, the NFL world reacted to the insane Patriots news on social media:

[Pro Football Talk, Jones & Mego with Arcand]

About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.