Report: Bill Belichick Shopped Mac Jones To The Bucs

April 4th, 2023

It seems Bill Belicheat is trying to unload a starting quarterback. And per a report, Belicheat tried to dump Mac Jones into Jason Licht’s lap.

Since reporters nationwide gathered in Arizona at the NFL Annual Meeting (nee: owners meetings) last week, it’s come out that Belicheat is sick of Jones, a 2021 first-round draft pick, for reasons not specifically cited.

The long and short of it, if you believe the whispers, is that Belicheat is fed up with Jones’ independent personality. Apparently, Jones doesn’t fully march to Belicheat’s orders. This began to simmer last year when Belicheat stuck Jones with inept Joe Judge as a misguided offensive coordinator.

The creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, is on top of this developing situation.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Belichick has shopped Jones to multiple teams during the 2023 offseason.

The full list of potential destinations isn’t known. The teams mentioned as potential destinations were the Raiders, Texans, Buccaneers, and Commanders.

None of these teams have a top-shelf quarterback. Of course, the Raiders think they do, but they are heavily rumored to be looking to draft a quarterback as a long-term answer and to CYA themselves when Jimmy GQ goes down with an injury.

So, Joe has to ask, what pray tell gave Belicheat the notion that the Bucs might be looking for a (starting) quarterback?

53 Responses to “Report: Bill Belichick Shopped Mac Jones To The Bucs”

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    Baker Mayfield > Mac Jones

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Baker Mayfield < Dirt

  3. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Jones is the next Colt McCoy.

  4. Arn Platz Says:

    A mayfield trask Jones competition could be interesting. I would like to know what Belicheat wanted in return for Jones.

  5. JN Says:

    Ill take him on the cheap. Question is what does “Hoodie” want for him?

  6. BigBucFan11 Says:

    Trying to trade a first round pick for being upset you gave him a DC as an OC and a STC as a quarterbacks coach is crazy. Jones has great upside and led them to a playoff appearance as a rookie. I’d take him to battle with Baker in a heartbeat. Shame.

  7. Ugotrobbed Says:


  8. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Bonzai

    Doo-doo > Mac Jones

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    Haha Trask > Slac Jones

  10. Joe Swanson Says:

    Trade Trask for Jones straight up give them both a fresh start.

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Well, maybe not. But hilarious anyway. Belichoad is in a down spiral. Looking back to the glory days as reasons why Puds fans should be excited about 2023.

    Go get Lamar, Bill!!!!! Or Kaaron!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What would Belechic give us to take him?

  13. Duane Says:

    If Florio says this, it must be false.

  14. Joe Swanson Says:

    Belicheat hasn’t done shi___________t since Brady left. So he was running the Pats like he was running the Bucs. The GOAT was also coaching and doing GM duties also, what a player.

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Belichumps record 25-25 since Tom Brady left.

  16. Redeemer Says:

    I don’t doubt the report. Belichick was incensed when mac went outside the building for advice. It was a treasonous act in his mind. They haven’t exactly done the kid right. That bozo joe judge was his QB coach, and Patricia, a DC was his OC. He’s a smart kid, and I think he could flourish with talent around him. The Patriots don’t have anything close to a number one reciever. Mac is much better than baker imo. He does need a good running game behind him. Depending on the ask, I would’ve done it. He had a very good rookie year, without much around him. With Bill O’Brien, I think he will improve. He certainly looked like the best out of the QBs drafted that year, at least as a rookie.

  17. pewter941 Says:

    N.E. will draft a qb, and someone good will drop to 19.

  18. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Duane

    I agree.

    Doo-doo > Florio and Mac Jones

  19. Beej Says:

    Most first round QB’s don’t work out

  20. Kgh4life Says:

    With all the baggage Baker comes with, I’ll still take him over Jones. Baker has enormous upside while Jones is just a middle of the pack QB.

  21. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I wonder how much Belichick wanted to get him ?

  22. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    And the Bucs will be 5-11 without Brady

  23. Darin Says:

    Trade Mayfield for some Mac N Cheese. If you can find someone willing of course

  24. Buc king Says:

    I take Jones for a 4th rd pick and 6th back…let the competition begin..
    I think Jones n Trask are on par and baker is probably more season then them both at this point.

  25. firethecannons Says:

    The panthers are going to be looking good with CJ Stroud Shame

  26. firethecannons Says:

    Baker, Trask and Mac Jones are all middle of the road, nothing more and likely less. We need a top shelf quarterback (draft)
    next year and a new head coach

  27. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Smells like Pats want Lamar

  28. Buc4evr Says:

    Yeah I’ d take Jones in trade for a sixth or seventh round pick. More competition for Trask and Mayfield. Every time I have seen Jones play he seemed pretty good.

  29. lambchop Says:

    Is darth hoodie pissed at Saban? LOL.

  30. firethecannons Says:

    Joe I finally checked out the Caleb Williams highlights and he won the Heisman lets tank would love to see Caleb Williams throwing to Godwin, Evans, cade Otton annd the Falcons player we picked up last year. perhaps you get a petition going to the Bucs/Glazers–we want Caleb as 2024 qb

  31. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    For (2024) 4th Round Pick?

  32. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Mac Jones > Rick Mirer

  33. Pickgrin Says:

    The only thing Florio is “great” at is being a woke a$$ pot-stirrer. Can’t stand to even listen to that guy for 2 minutes….

  34. PassingThru Says:

    He’s better than Trask, but he’ll need a top notch supporting cast to make a deep playoff run.

    Honestly, he’s not worth much. Maybe a third round pick.

  35. Goatfarmer Says:

    LUVMYBUCS — enjoy your takes, man!

  36. Goatfarmer Says:

    Mac Jones >? Norm Snead

  37. Jonny Says:

    Mac Jones is leagues better than Baker Mayfield. Pats have a substandard receiving corps and Mac Jones even played a full season with no OC. What Trevor Lawrence did with a competent coach and a team stacked with weapons needs to be lesson number 2679 for how QBs are dependent on a team as much as the team is dependent on QBs.

  38. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Appreciate you!

  39. Dooley Says:

    Seeing Bill Belichick get exposed as a GM these last few seasons has been kind of jarring, but funny to watch. Now I see where O’Brien, Patricia(none of his Lions players like him, still), and McDaniels get that from.

  40. LOL Says:

    Trashk might even be better than Mac Jones.


  41. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Another Norm Snead reference! Lol
    I bet he could still sling it!

  42. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would take Jones over Mayfield, provided it became a fair competition between he and Trask.

    And if both end up sucking…we pick high next year.

  43. Bucs56 Says:

    A better fit is Will Levis on a 4 year rookie contract. I would rather pair him with Mayfield.

  44. Crickett Baker Says:

    I, too, discount Florio. He makes up stories, attributes them to an unidentifiable source (himself), and then awaits clicks with a smirk on his face while inwardly laughing at how stupid we are. I have seen him do this SOO many times–well, the inwardly laughing part is felt, not seen).

  45. HC Grover Says:

    The best QB’s never come in the early rounds.

  46. Goatfarmer Says:

    LOL – I know! I can’t believe I feel that way. Also, the kid needs a fresh start for sure. There’s a case, unlike Trask, where the coach is conspiring against him for real!!!

  47. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Life post Brady ( who could have been kept with a simple gesture or two ) has not been kind to Billy B. It’s been enjoyable to watch.

    No to the spoiled, snotty McCorkel Jones. Up there with Taysum Hill as the least likable players in the NFL.

  48. 80forBrady Says:

    If cheap enough (6th or 7th round pick) would worth it as a back up QB

  49. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    The creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the Great Corn Florio says;

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Belichick has shopped Jones to multiple teams during the 2023 offseason.

    The full list of potential destinations isn’t known. The teams mentioned as potential destinations were the Raiders, Texans, Buccaneers, and Commanders.

    If it comes out of the mouth of the Great Corn Florio and he uses “Per a source with knowledge of the situation”

    Is that a masseuse at Robert Kraft’s favorite parlor?

    At best this smells like a false flag to cause crap with the Pats.

  50. EEK Says:

    Baker is low cost.
    Both get hurt.

    I like the Baker move as it does not require a trade or other transaction with NE.

    It’s a last chance for a talented player. Hopefully we can see a redemption story this season. That would be amazing.

  51. Irishmist Says:

    Never make a deal with the Devil.

  52. BFFL5678 Says:

    I don’t believe Belichick is unhappy with Jones, I think you just hired Bill O’Brian as your OC. Where did he just leave from Alabama. I think they were shopping Jones around hoping for a 1st rounder show they can go after Young. Remember Matt Jones played under Steve S as his OC at Alabama. I think Matt can do just as well under Bill O but would rather have Matt or the guy you just coached two years at Alabama.

  53. steele Says:

    More importantly, Mac Jones is not a great QB and is expendable. Belichick should unload him.