Patriots QB Mac Jones Has Plenty To Prove, Per Analyst

The New England Patriots don’t have the worst record in the NFL, but they can definitely use a boost. Mac Jones is back into game action, but some say the Patriots QB has so much to prove at this point.

Jones had a slow start to the regular season and he was criticized for his poor performance. He sustained injury and had to miss some time. Bailey Zappe replaced him on the field, but Bill Belichick decided to keep Jones at center. The Alabama quarterback won’t go anywhere at this point though. He throw for 1,140 yards and four touchdowns, and yes, also has seven interceptions. Jones was the best rookie quarterback last season, but he seems to have issues this time. Hopefully, he will overcome each and every obstacle and deliver a monster performance in the next few games. The Patriots trust him for a reason.

QB Jones has to earn his title as the Patriots franchise quarterback

Bucky Brooks from discussed Jones’ situation in New England, suggesting that he has to prove a lot in the next couple of months.

“Jones is back in the starting lineup for now, but it appears that he’ll be fighting for his job down the stretch,” Brooks wrote. “After an impressive rookie campaign where he led the Patriots to the playoffs, Jones has been maddeningly inconsistent in 2022, with questionable decisions and errant throws dotting his lowlight reel. The second-year pro’s up-and-down performance has been attributed to some of the coaching changes and schematic adjustments, but Zappe’s success running the offense raises eyebrows when evaluating the incumbent starter. Maybe it is just a part of the growing process for the former No. 15 overall pick, but Jones’ disappointing play (SEE: 4:7 TD-to-INT ratio, 76.0 passer rating) has opened the door for a potential 2023 quarterback competition in Foxborough.”

According to Brooks, NFL players tend to improve in the final stretch of the season. The pressure on the field boosts their performance. Being close to the Super Bowl sure fuels the fire. Jones should use this opportunity to improve his performance and secure his future in New England.