Report: Mac Jones disliked Joe Judge during difficult 2022 season
New details have emerged surrounding the dysfunction of the New England Patriots organization during the 2022 season. This includes details surrounding the relationship between quarterback Mac Jones and Joe Judge, or perhaps the lack thereof.
The Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan and Karen Guregian reported that Judge was phased out during the 2022 season. Jones reportedly did not have a strong working relationship with Judge, and quite frankly, he wasn’t a big fan of the coach.
The second-year quarterback had an up-and-down season, recording 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. This latest report adds to what was a frustrating year for Jones in the offense, as inconsistencies plagued the unit throughout the entire season.
Per the Boston Herald, it “wasn’t uncommon for Judge and Jones to trade profanity-laced outbursts.” It was a dysfunctional situation that was seemingly headed towards a tipping point.
“Mac didn’t like him,” one source told Guregian and Callahan. “At all.”
Jones has a chance to rebound from a difficult sophomore season, as the Patriots hired Bill O’Brien for the roles of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Jones was reportedly enthused by the move, as New England looks to get things straightened out on offense.
This latest report highlights just how scattered the Patriots’ operation was during the 2022 season.
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