The New England Patriots make significant moves, including the return of Dont’a Hightower as a linebackers coach, potential trade discussions about quarterback Mac Jones, and the hiring of a new outside linebackers coach.

By the Numbers
  • Dont’a Hightower returns to the Patriots as a linebackers coach.
  • reports Mac Jones is likely to be traded.
  • The Patriots hired new outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins to the defensive staff.
State of Play
  • Patriots making strategic moves with coaching and potential player trades.
  • The team is gearing up for the upcoming NFL Draft and considering trade options for the No. 3 pick.
What's Next

The Patriots' decisions on coaching and potential player trades will shape their strategy for the upcoming season and the NFL Draft.

Bottom Line

The Patriots are actively repositioning their coaching staff and potentially their quarterback, signaling a significant shift in their approach for the future.