New England Patriots

On Tuesday’s edition of Zolak & Bertrand, Beetle explained how Bill Belichick can enhance his legacy with Lamar Jackson.

  • Lamar Jackson can change the narrative

    Marc Bertrand: Yes, Tom Brady, greatest of all-time, had inherent ability when he came to the Patriots that had been untapped. That’s why he was a sixth round pick. Great. Lamar Jackson, really good player, but never was a winner in Baltimore. Had a hard time staying on the field, had issues with the team, went to New England under Bill (Belichick). Yeah, he was MVP caliber and he became a winner there because of B ill. And so I think the more you think about that, Lamar Jackson represents an opportunity for Bill to have a good quarterback again, but also enhance that coaching legacy that he has. Lamar Jackson in some ways is untapped. Lamar Jackson has not reached his heights. If he were to do it with Bill, Bill gets a ton of credit for it.

  • Lamar Jackson

    2019 NFL MVP – Top 10 All Time QB Rushing Yards

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  • Nov 15, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) meet on the field after the game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

    Is he as explosive as Jackson? No. But who is? Last season, Newton ran more than any quarterback in football other than Jackson. His 12 touchdowns ranked first at his position. If the Pats have designs on drafting a quarterback who can also run – Trey Lance, perhaps? – bringing back Newton makes some sense to keep the seat warm as the Pats transition to a new offense – and, perhaps, a new era.

  • One of Lamar Jackson's best throws last season