Devin McCourty implores Patriots to consider Lamar Jackson trade

The New England Patriots spent a first-round pick on a quarterback just two years ago

Mac Jones has the support of his teammates (and team owner) entering Year 3.

But a former NFL MVP quarterback also is available for trade

Devin McCourty believes the Patriots would be doing themselves a disservice if they didn't at least explore the opportunity.

During an appearance Tuesday on ESPN's "Get Up!", the ex-Patriots safety said he wants New England to reach out to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson

"You have to make a call and see," McCourty said. "If you hear Lamar Jackson is interested in playing on your team .

he's one of the rare quarterbacks that you say, 'He's a guy.'

When he gets out there, he can go change a franchise. So you’ve got to at least call and say, ‘Hey, Baltimore, what’s up? What are we talking about here? What is it going to take?'"