Patriots rule Mac Jones out

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Brian Hoyer will be starting at quarterback for the Patriots this Sunday.

The Patriots have ruled quarterback Mac Jones out of Sunday’s game against the Packers. Jones injured his ankle on the team’s final offensive play of last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens and had to be carried back to the locker room with what reports indicated was a severe high-ankle sprain, but the Patriots did their best to suggest there was a chance of Jones playing until the release of Friday’s injury report.

The start will be the 40th of Hoyer’s NFL career and his first since the 2020 season.

Offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste (thumb) and defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (thumb) have also been ruled out. Safety Joshuah Bledsoe (groin), safety Kyle Dugger (knee), defensive lineman Davon Godchaux (back), linebacker Raekwon McMillan (thumb), wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (knee), cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring), and safety Adrian Phillips (ribs) are listed as questionable.

35 responses to “Patriots rule Mac Jones out

  1. No smart reason to jeopardize long-term value for Mac in pursuit of short term objectives. Case in point, right in front of everyone’s nose, Tua.

  2. The Packers are notorious for making no-name back-ups look like All-Pros. Do not assume this will be a cakewalk for the Packers.

  3. Starting QB is ruled out and the line hasn’t moved at all. That tells you the Qb position in NE has no impact on this game.

  4. The Packers are notorious for making no-name back-ups look like All-Pros.

    How about an offensive RG looking like Devin Hester. Lol

  5. ladyjet says:
    September 30, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Starting QB is ruled out and the line hasn’t moved at all. That tells you the Qb position in NE has no impact on this game.

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    That’s because it already moved following Jones’ injury on Sunday. Duh.

  6. The line hasn’t moved because Hoyer was expected to play all week. GB has the 4th worst scoring offense. The Patriots defense matches up well with what GB does. Hoyer and the Pats by 4.

    Mahomes didn’t play his rookie season. Mac went to a Pro Bowl his rookie season. Just saying…

  7. The Patriots have better special teams based on kicker, punter, gunner. The better defense too but not by much. If the offense can land a few haymakers and trick plays this won’t be as lopsided as people think

  8. You’re missing the point. Line would be the same if Mac WAS playing. Hoyer doesn’t change the odds of this game at all. May even give them a better chance of winning. You’ll see the ball come out allot quicker, processes coverages much better.

  9. jimjets says:
    September 30, 2022 at 5:06 pm
    Hoyer will keep it competitive awhile I think.

    Based on what?

  10. Mac is trash!
    When all is said and done Lance will have the better career haters and trolls! Mac peaked and now you see what we all knew he was a younger version of Andy Dalton

  11. The Packers struggled against Brady throwing to guys off the street. Hoyer will demolish them.

  12. In 2021, Mac and Josh Allen had the same QB rating. Mac had 2 less interceptions. Not bad for a rookie.

  13. They aren’t contending for anything anyway so no reason for them to bother playing Mac Jones unless he’s 100% healthy.

  14. Just a reminder that Mac Jones completely outplayed Two Yard Tommy in their only head to head meeting last season and that’s with Tommy throwing to AB Evans and Godwin. Lololol.

    If you could even call that “throwing”. His weakling little arm barely got the ball to those guys. It was hilarious and pathetic to watch. 😬

  15. Doesn’t matter who’s the quarterback of this team…… Belichick “ the genius “ destroyed this team

  16. GoodellMustGo says:
    September 30, 2022 at 7:49 pm
    Just a reminder that Mac Jones completely outplayed Two Yard Tommy in their only head to head meeting last season and that’s with Tommy throwing to AB Evans and Godwin. Lololol.

    If you could even call that “throwing”. His weakling little arm barely got the ball to those guys. It was hilarious and pathetic to watch

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    That’s word for word tb6 would say………hey wait a minute

  17. thebeeper134 says:
    September 30, 2022 at 7:53 pm
    Doesn’t matter who’s the quarterback of this team…… Belichick “ the genius “ destroyed this team

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    Brady is cooked. Try again. Any fool who wanted 2-3 more years of Mr Giselle and then destruction left in his wake thereafter, needs to get to a college immediately.

    We heard BB “destroyed this team” in 2012, too. How’d that work out?

  18. Macanoodle Jones crying hysterically over a sprained ankle was the weakest lamest thing I’ve seen…. Since earlier in the game showing those embarrassing pathetic dance moves. This guy is someone you’d love to punch in the face

  19. Doesn’t matter who’s the quarterback of this team…… Belichick “ the genius “ destroyed this team

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    He needs a QB who has the skills to turn cheap slot receivers into top play makers, otherwise his stupidity will destroy any team he is HC of, because he is a complete garbage on offense and his defense is a PAPER TIGER that can accomplish anything without offense.

    When he has such a QB, he shamelessly takes all the credits.

  20. isitfootballseasonyet says:
    September 30, 2022 at 8:20 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:
    September 30, 2022 at 7:49 pm
    Just a reminder that Mac Jones completely outplayed Two Yard Tommy in their only head to head meeting last season and that’s with Tommy throwing to AB Evans and Godwin. Lololol.

    If you could even call that “throwing”. His weakling little arm barely got the ball to those guys. It was hilarious and pathetic to watch

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    That’s word for word tb6 would say………hey wait a minute

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    Umm, no it’s not. GoodellMustGo is not a Pats fan. He poses as one to bash Brady.

    How can his/her name be “GoodellMustGo” and actually believe Brady cheated?

    Brady didn’t, as it’s been debunked 1000 times, replete with a dpcumentary “4 Games in Fall” where a lawyer Jets fan even admits Brady was so obvioualy framed.

  21. Oh wow, so this is what the comment sections on Patriot stories look like? Please bring back the Viking trolls, these people are nuts.

  22. How can his/her name be “GoodellMustGo” and actually believe Brady cheated?
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    Then maybe you can give me a good reason why Tommy smashed his cell phone. Every excuse I heard so far has been complete trash.

  23. ladyjet says:
    September 30, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    You’re missing the point. Line would be the same if Mac WAS playing. Hoyer doesn’t change the odds of this game at all. May even give them a better chance of winning. You’ll see the ball come out allot quicker, processes coverages much better.

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    No… you’re missing the point. The line was something like Patriots +5 vs the Pack even before last Sunday, and after Jones’ injurymit went to Patriots +10.5 because Vegas decided Jones was too injured and it would likely be Hoyer getting the start. The line was already taking into account before Jones was officially ruled out earlier today.

    Furthermore, seeing the ball come out faster due to reading coverages is actually one of Jones’ strong points, so I doubt Hoyer will do any better at that.

  24. Everyone who knows anything about football knew before the season that this team is terrible and the cheating coach/GM has been completely exposed as Jeff Fisher when he can’t ride Brady’s coattails.

  25. mainewoodchopper says:
    September 30, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Mahomes didn’t play his rookie season. Mac went to a Pro Bowl his rookie season. Just saying…

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    Correct, but context. First year Mahomes did play, he was the league MVP. Are you trying to equate the two? Would you accept a trade for Mahomes while giving up Mac. Straight up? Thought so.

  26. Hoyer is 0-8 going back to 2014. You do have to wonder why they keep him instead of someone else. I vote for Minshew.

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