Video Shows ESPN Camera May Have Forever Changed The New England Patriots

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ESPN is in cahoots with the NFL and Chicago Bears and they’re all trying to take down the New England Patriots!

We’ve all seen this movie before … it’s a tale as old as time. This time, though, we have the smoking gun, and it comes in the form a video that began circulating on Twitter late Tuesday.

The video shows that Mac Jones’ awful interception – which led to his benching and the (insufferable) Zappe Mania – actually hit the ESPN SkyCam camera line, causing it to ever so slightly change direction.

As our brave Twitter Sleuth noted, it very likely changed the trajectory of New England’s season, too.

Did ESPN Camera Screw Patriots, Mac Jones?

Unreal. What are the odds!?

Franky, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often, but that’s neither here nor there. Nothing you can do about it!

ESPN, of course, came out and said Wednesday that the ball never hit the wire … OK! Whatever you guys say.

What terrible luck for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. I mean, can this poor franchise – which has won seven Super Bowls over the past two decades – catch a break?

Think about what could’ve happened had that Mac Jones pass not hit the camera line …

Jones, who was a RED-HOT 3 for 5 for 13 yards at the time of the interception – probably just ends up throwing the ball away.

The Pats instead punt the ball for the billionth time, the Bears most likely score a touchdown because apparently they’re the ’86 Bears now, and instead of Bailey Zappe entering the game down 10-0, Mac Jones stays in the game down 17-0.

Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe and the Patriots are a mess thanks to an ESPN camera.
Did an ESPN camera alter Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe and the New England Patriots? (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

Instead of Zappe leading the Pats to two touchdowns before turning it over three times and never scoring again, Jones probably finishes the game with a couple garbage scores at the end and we most likely arrive at the same score …

… because they’re pretty much the same quarterback. After two decades of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick terrorizing the NFL, the Patriots are now in-fighting over whether Mac Jones or Bailey Zappe should be the starting QB.

What a time to be alive.

But anyway, the ESPN camera changed the course of the game, the season, the franchise, and the careers of two excellent quarterbacks.

Incredibly bad luck for the poor Patriots. Now Bill Belichick has a full blown QB controversy on his hands that is totally NOT by his own doing!

Chin up, New England.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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