Patriots Mac Jones ‘Feeling Better’ Heading Into Week 2 vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots lost the game to the Miami Dolphins and almost lost their quarterback to an injury. Mac Jones suffered a back injury and fans have questions about his performance in Week 2.

The Alabama quarterback completed 21 of his 30 passes and threw for 213 yards, a score, and an interception. Offensive struggles continued, affecting Jones’ performance on the football field. His two sacks say it all.

Mac Jones won’t miss Week 2

The back injury gave everyone a scare and Jones had to get x-rays. The NFL media didn’t have a chance to meet with Jones and ask him about his injury. Adam Schefter from ESPN reported that the second-year quarterback deals with back spasms.

“I definitely feel better and I want to be able to be ready to play against Pittsburgh,” Jones said. “My back hurt. We were trying to figure out what the issue was. They did all the tests and everything was fine.”

The second-year quarterback sustained his injury in the fourth quarter of the game.

“I just kept playing and tried to work through it,” Jones said. “It’s football — you’re going to get hit. I’ve been hit harder before and will probably get hit harder in the future. It’s all good.”

Let’s take a breath of relief. The quarterback looks and feels good. He is coming off of a good rookie campaign. Jones was able to throw for 3,801 yards and 22 touchdowns and that’s more than impressive.

Year 2 may not be that easy. Jones will face serious challenges in his second year with the Patriots. Josh McDaniels left the team to coach the Las Vegas Raiders. He and Jones had an excellent collaboration last season. McDaniels left the team and Jones has to work with other offensive coaches. Matt Patricia and Joe Judge work with the offense. Some are convinced that Patricia is not the best person to work with the offense. Bill Belichick likes him a lot, but Patricia’s role made people talk. Let’s see how this works for Jones.