Bill Belichick will have a lot of work ahead of him during the New England Patriots Goodbye week, and one of those tasks will be to evaluate the quarterback situation.
Mac Jones He was benched by backup quarterback Bailey Zappe late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 10-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts after a disastrous turnover in the red zone.
After the game, Belichick said of his decision that he «thought it was time for a change.»
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On Monday, the coach was questioned about Jones’ future as a starter and whether that «change» would continue at least in his next game.
«We just got back from Germany. We’ll work on everything,» he said, declining to name Jones.
«We’ll look at everything, across the board. Not specifically one position, but just look at everything and do the best we can moving forward.»
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When pressed further about his decision-making, Belichick said he would address the team’s immediate and future needs with any decision he made.
«Yeah, well, we’ll do what’s best for the football team now and in the future. We don’t have a game this week. We have a game next week.»
The Patriots offense has struggled significantly this season despite the addition of offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Jones was sacked five times in the first half and fumbled on a wildly tipped pass in the red zone, ultimately ending any real chance of a comeback victory.
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«It’s what we’ve talked about all year, really, consistency,» Belichick said Monday.
«There are good things. There are things we can build on. We’re certainly doing a lot of things better than we were at the beginning of the year. But it doesn’t take much to stop a season or have a bad play. We just have to do a better job of eliminating those mistakes. , so we’re working on that.»
New England will have until Nov. 26 when it visits New York to play. the Giants to reevaluate and resolve it.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.