Bill Belichick Sheds Light on Mac Jones’ Progress and Development as a Rookie QB

Published 01/02/2022, 9:06 AM EST
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 19: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots talks to Mac Jones #10 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 35-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)


Mac Jones and the New England Patriots will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. Before the game, Patriots’ GM Bill Belichick was evaluating the abilities of Jaguars’ rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He was giving an insight into the progress that Lawrence has made this season. The No.1 draft pick of the year 2021 has come a long way. 

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While talking about Trevor, Belichick couldn’t help but talk about the progress his own rookie quarterback had made. Bill also shed some light on Mac Jones’ hard work and dedication towards his team. 

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The current form of Mac Jones

Mac Jones has been very impressive in his first season. However, the New England Patriots have been on a stint lately. They have lost their last two games against Buffalo Bills and Indiana Colts. 

Just like Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones is also a first-round draft pick. In recent games, Jones has stumbled a bit. In the Week 16 loss against the Bills, Jones only got a QB rating of 31.4. He threw two interceptions back to back.

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Other than that, Mac has had a fantastic run. He is a top-class rookie. Jones stands 18th in the entire NFL with a season rating of 90.2. Jones is just one win away from becoming the first QB since Dak Prescott to get double-digit victories. With the help of Mac Jones, the New England Patriots can still get into the playoffs. 

Bill Belichick on his rookie QB

Bill Belichick is known to have an eye for young talent. He knows a good quarterback when he sees one. Bill praises the work ethic of Mac Jones. He appreciates the hard work Jones puts in every day of the week.

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Belichick says that Mac is one of New England’s most consistent players. “He works hard. He continues to improve. There are new things every week from a game plan scheme, matchups standpoint,” Belichick then proceeds to talk about Jones’ ability to adapt to any situation. “He continues to gain experience processing those and doesn’t repeat many errors.” 

Things are still relatively new for Jones in the NFL. Lot of which he hasn’t faced before. But according to Belichick, Jones handles everything pretty well. He is quick and consistent on his feet. Let us find out who comes out on top in the battle of rookie quarterbacks in Week 17.

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Will Mac Jones and the New England Patriots triumph over Trevor Lawrence and his Jacksonville Jaguars? 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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