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New England Patriots

On Tuesday’s edition of Zolak & Bertrand, Scott Zolak explained that he doesn’t think Bill Belichick would want Lamar Jackson.

  • I don't think Bill Belichick wants that

    Scott Zolak: Who’s you coordinator then? You better get a run-game based guy, because this guy he’s a different cat. You got to run a different offense. Now, you got to bring in a coach that is comfortable running the quarterback. You know, like Daboll did it with Josh Allen. Sort of revamped him. He’s doing it with Daniel Jones.

    Marc Bertrand: Do you think Lamar Jackson can become a quarterback who does not have to rely on running? Because I do.

    Scott Zolak: I think he needs it. I think it’s part of his… that’s the hard thing about defending him. If you just know he’s going to be a pocket guy, it’s easy to defend that.

    Hardy: Wouldn’t it be nice, though, to have a guy where you need to reel him in a little bit and coach him up to not become a pocket passer necessarily, but a guy who is going to throw first as opposed to run first and develop some more confidence with getting the ball downfield and have the ability to run. As opposed to, I don’t know, a guy who only wants to be in the pocket and won’t run with the ball if his life depends on it. I’m not saying that’s Mac Jones necessarily. We saw him in his first game back this year. He actually, you know, got loose and proved that he’s he’s not afraid, but that’s downhill.

    Scott Zolak: That’s not him though.

    Hardy: And that’s not scrambling out the pocket, creating and getting around the edge and running toward the sticks. Lamar Jackson I think he’s always going to have that ability. I think any team is going to want him to do less of it if they’re if they’re going to sign him to any kind of a long term deal.
    Marc Bertrand: It’s still going to be part of what he does. But I’m sorry, I don’t want my quarterback rushing for 1000 yards. And I know he hasn’t done that in a few years and he’s obviously been hurt.

    Scott Zolak: I don’t think Bill (Belichick) wants that. I think Bill knows that’s like a recipe for disaster. 18-game regular season.

    Marc Bertrand: I mean, if he wasn’t hurt in each of the last two seasons which is now become a trend. He was on pace for a thousand yards in each of the last two years.

    Scott Zolak: But he’s got like, you know, injuries under your belt now, you got miles on that legs, the money and you forget about the money. It’s going to be high money.

  • (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens rushes past linebacker Dont’a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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  • Nov 15, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

    Nov 15, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

  • Patriots are the current betting favorites for Lamar Jackson

  • FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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