Reports: Patriots QB Mac Jones to start vs. Giants

Field Level Media

November 26, 2023 at 5:08 pm.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is expected to start Sunday’s game at the New York Giants, multiple media outlets reported.

NFL Network reported that backup Bailey Zappe could get into the game at some point, however.

The two split reps in practice this week for the Patriots, who benched Jones in favor of Zappe for the final drive of a 10-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 12 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Patriots entered their bye after that game.

Head coach Bill Belichick declined throughout the week to name a starter.

Jones, a 2021 first-round pick, has thrown 10 interceptions and 10 touchdowns through 10 games.

New England (2-8) is wallowing in last place in the AFC East and looks to be headed for the worst season since head coach Bill Belichick’s first with the Patriots when they finished 5-11 in 2000.

New England ranks 31st in the league with an average of just 14.1 points per game. The Giants are last at 13.5 per contest.