Cam Newton and Mac Jones have been receiving a lot of different questions, and the starter question was probably the most common. The New England Patriots will enter the 2021 NFL season with a strong quarterback and head coach Bill Belichick has yet to make a final decision.
The Patriots selected Jones in the first round of the NFL draft. He was one of the top prospects for the team and he has better results than most quarterbacks in the class. Belichick watched Jones during his Pro Day and he really liked his skill set.
The QB battle in New England has been making headlines for quite some time. Some say Newton is the right starter for the Patriots while others would go with Jones.
Belichick doesn’t like when his players talk too much about the game. He doesn’t want them to reveal important details. This mysterious approach has helped the team beat rivals in the group.
Mac Jones is not bothered with the starter question
I guess Jones fits in Belichick’s system. When asked about the starting position, the rookie acted just like his head coach.
The 22-year-old learned a lot about Belichick and his system in New England. He follows the rules and we sort of understand this attitude.
In his radio interview on Monday, Jones talked about the No.1 position with the Patriots. Chasing the big role is not part of the plan. Jones works really hard to fit in the system and he has so much to learn right now. That’s the only thing that matters. He wants to stay with the Patriots on the long term.
“That’s more of a future thing. Today, I’m just trying to learn the plays I messed up on at practice. That’s really my focus – fix those and move on to the next day. …” Jones said, via OMF on WEEI.
Belichick is proud!
Jones met everyone’s expectations in the preseason. In the match against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was able to complete 13 of 19 passes for 146 yards and gave the Patriots three TD drives.
Coach B would love to see more from his rookie. New England has one more exhibition game in the preseason. A chance for Jones, right?