Here’s Why Rookie QB Mac Jones Can Lead the New England Patriots to the NFL 2021 Playoffs

Published 09/18/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws a pass during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


New England Patriots got a steal of a deal at the 2021 NFL Draft as they signed the prodigal quarterback, Mac Jones. Ever since the preseason, the 23-year-old has magically affected the outlook of the team with his confidence and charm.

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No wonder why the franchise chose him over Cam Newton. Jones, despite being a rookie, has shown some of the most poised and well-composed attitudes on the pitch, winking and smiling at the opponents and then delivering the ball almost 30 times against the Miami Dolphins.

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Mac Jones against the Dolphins

However, his campaign against the Dolphins did not produce the end result all were hoping for. But the head-to-head quarterback brawl between the two rookies was certainly won by none other than Mac Jones himself. His stats game was definitely a delight to the eyes.

Completing 29 passes out of 39 attempts, drifting across 281 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions, is a well-rounded figure that a rookie can produce in his debut match. In contrast to 16 completed passes in 27 attempts covering 202 yards with one touchdown and one interception by his Dolphins counterpart Tua Tagovailoa.

Sep 12, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) looks for an open receiver during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Mac Jones since his arrival has made commitments after commitments which have not only impressed the players but also Head Coach Bill Belichick and the franchise officials. As everyone seems to be pretty confident in the rookie’s approach during games.

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A legacy to carry forward

The sensational Jones has elevated the hopes of the fans and the franchise members. People firmly believe the quarterback will take them to the playoffs and even maybe even further; which they failed to achieve during Cam Newton‘s tenure.

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Furthermore, the Patriots quarterback seems to have the potential to carry forward the legacy that the legend Tom Brady left behind by winning six Super Bowls with them. However, the potential needs to be tested, and what better way to do it than winning games in the regular season.

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And so his next meeting with the Jets is going to be a showdown on whether his playmaking skills bring positive results to the table as soon as possible.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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