The New England Patriots are starting Mac Jones at quarterback against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5.

Reports suggest that backup quarterback Bailey Zappe received increased practice reps during the week, indicating some preparation for a possible change.

Mac Jones had a challenging game in the previous week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.

Jones's struggles include looking at the rush and having limited time to throw, affecting his performance.

The Patriots' offensive line and wide receivers have faced challenges in pass protection and creating separation.

Despite these challenges, Jones needs to improve his game, particularly in protecting the football.

Mac Jones Starts for Patriots, but Backup Bailey Zappe

Jones has committed six turnovers in four games, making it essential for him to perform better.

Mac Jones Starts for Patriots, but Backup Bailey Zappe

If Jones doesn't show improvement against the Saints, the Patriots may consider exploring other quarterback options.