Matthew Judon Has Blunt Take On Mac Jones’ Future With Patriots
Matthew Judon doesn’t care who’s under center for the Patriots next season. He just wants to win games.
While appearing Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger & Mazz” show, the star edge rusher offered a blunt answer when asked whether Mac Jones still is a “good fit” in New England.
“Honestly, I don’t care,” Judon said. “It sounds terrible — I just want our offense to score points … (and) sustain drives. Regardless if that’s Mac, (Bailey) Zappe, somebody else — I don’t care. I don’t care.
“I think both Mac and Zappe have the talent to do it; they just have to do it. And that’s gonna be up to them.”
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Jones endured a miserable third season with the Patriots and now appears in need of a fresh start. The 2021 first-round pick was benched for Zappe in the final six games, and multiple reports indicate he’s lost support from coaches and players.
Still, if New England isn’t sold on taking a quarterback with the third pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Jones reportedly could return for a fourth season. Judon and other team leaders likely never would admit it, but it’s hard to imagine they’d be satisfied with Jones returning as the starter.