Patriots nonetheless ‘love’ QB Mac Jones regardless of drafting Bailey Zappe

Theoretically talking, the top of an NFL Draft must also sign the completion of the so-called “foolish season” portion of the league calendar. This time typically options wild rumors concerning trades and different transactions that appear extra more likely to happen in an version of “Madden” than in actual life. 

That wasn’t the case in at the very least one professional soccer market on the primary Monday of Could. 

The New England Patriots raised eyes this previous weekend after they spent choose No. 137 total, a fourth-round alternative, on Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe despite the fact that New England has 2021 rookie Mac Jones comfortably atop the depth chart this spring. It was then instructed throughout Monday’s version of WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Present” that Jones might now be on a “quick leash” with Zappe on the roster. 

It is value noting the thought course of behind such a take could also be considerably comprehensible. Whereas talking with reporters on the league’s annual conferences in late March, Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft defined that the 2022 season “might be very telling” concerning Jones’ future. 

“I’m very proud of what I’ve seen. However it is a huge yr, the second yr,” Kraft added about Jones at the moment. 

Nonetheless, each NFL Community’s Mike Giardi and SB Nation’s Bernd Buchmasser have been amongst those that rapidly poured chilly water over the concept Zappe will take any snaps away from a wholesome Jones anytime quickly: 

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