Mac Jones Has ‘Decent Chance’ To Return To The Field In Week 6

The New England Patriots had to play without their starting quarterback and rookie Bailey Zappe did a decent job on the football field. Mac Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in the game against the Baltimore Ravens and the timetable for his return wasn’t pretty clear. Brian Hoyer replaced him, but the veteran suffered a concussion. Zappe was the only option for the team and yes, he played really strong football, leading the Patriots to a win over the Detroit Lions.

Mac Jones to return to game action sooner than expected

Jeremy Fowlers from ESPN reported that Jones may return in Week 6 after all. Quarterbacks coach Joe Judge insists that Jones did his best to get back on the field full-time. That’s more than great news for everyone.

“He’s doing everything he can possible mentally he can to prepare for the game. He comes in every day focused,” Judge said. “He does a great job in meetings, he does a great job on the field in what he can do out there when he’s with us.

“So, very encouraged by how he’s worked and we all know he’s doing everything he can to be back on the field,” Judge added. “So in terms of how he handles it from a mental standpoint, all I can speak on is I know he’s mentally preparing himself and helping mentally prepare the other quarterbacks for Sunday every week.”

Having Jones back is a good update for the team. However, analysts are a bit worried about his performance. Jones didn’t play his best football in the first three games of the season.

Bailey Zappe is a great option for the Patriots

Zappe was a decent replacement for Jones. Patriots teammates noticed his potential and he has earned words of praise from many players, including Rhamondre Stevenson.

“When Bailey Zappe came in, everyone kinda knew, like he had that kinda … I don’t even know how to say it, that kind of itch to get better and just to learn,” Stevenson said. “And so, yeah, we all saw it, we all knew he had it in him, and this week, he prepared very well this week in practice. And I think it showed.”