The New England Patriots were a bit of a mess on the offensive side of football in 2022, finishing the season with 26 passing yards per game while averaging just 208 passing yards per game.
After a year in which the Patriots thought they had found the quarterback of the future, ex- First round draft pick Mack Jones It slipped as New England led 8-9 and missed the playoffs.
Billy Zabby, year 2022 Fourth round draft From Western Kentucky, he started four games during the season after Jones suffered an ankle injury in a Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
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Zappe quickly became a fan favorite even after Jones returned from his injury.
Devin McCourty, who announced it Football retirement In March after 10 seasons, he says the locker room was sometimes divided over who should be under center.
In a recent interview with WEEI, McCourty discussed issues related to offense in his final season in the NFL.
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“I think on the player side there was enough confidence that we were going to put the best player out there,” McCourty said, according to ESPN. “But the struggle to attack, I think there were some guys in the dressing room who were like, ‘Let’s go [Bailey] zappy. or “No, Mac looks good today.” It was just a back-and-forth game, which spoke more to me about what we faced up front than the midfielder.
“We were never so solidified as an attacking group that the guys had complete confidence in anything we did. There was no real hope.”
New England should be better suited to succeed on offense in 2023, with Patriots hire Bill O’Brien offensive coordinator.
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Matt Patricia and Joe Judge split play-calling duties in 2022.
McCurry recently endorsed Jones, saying that Former Alabama quarterback is the answer for the patriots.
“I think he’s the future of New England,” McCourty said of Jones on “Good Morning Football” in February. “Any doubts, I think you’re wrong if you don’t think so. I think he’s the future. He’s in this building right now doing different things, working with guys, talking to guys. That’s what he wants. Be that middle.”
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