Bailey Zappe has played well in his two starts with the New England Patriots this season, which has led to some speculation that the rookie could supplant Mac Jones even when Jones is fully recovered from his ankle injury. That juicy narrative seems to be taking on a life of its own.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe discussed New England’s so-called quarterback controversy during a Wednesday morning appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
The longtime reporter shared a piece of information that he knew would generate headlines. Volin said he has been told by “someone who would know” that Jones has an “attitude problem.” He also indicated that Patriots offensive assistant Joe Judge has made it known that he prefers Zappe to Jones.
“Someone reached out in my DMs and said, ‘Mac, yeah, his attitude problem is obvious in the building and everyone knows it,’” Volin said. “Take that for what it’s worth.”
Volin said the information was not shared by someone who covers the Patriots. He also said we would not classify it as a report, but he seemed fairly confident in the source. You can hear more of his comments below: