Interesting Development in Tampa Bay: Mac Jones and Patriots WRs Conduct Impromptu Training Session

Published 04/06/2022, 6:06 PM EDT
Aug 12, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones 10) hands the ball off to running back Sony Michel (26) during the first half of a game against the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones became the recent Patriot to be making his way to Tampa. But the reasons are much different for this Patriots QB, who is only training with his wide receivers. Ahead of the 2022 NFL campaign, Jones was all smiles as he trained with his teammates in the Florida sun.

A video from Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne on social media showcased how they were enjoying their training session. Apart from Bourne, the clip showed wideouts Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers, and running back J.J. Taylor also running routes.

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Ahead of a crucial 2nd season in the league, Jones will need to show his talents to head coach Bill Belichick.

There appears to be developing chemistry between Jones and his teammates as they plot a return to the postseason. Among other memorable moments from the clip are the fitness levels of both Jakobi Meyers and Jones himself. There are promising signs for all Patriots fans about Jones, who will be keen to prove himself.

Mac Jones needs to deliver with his talents

Even Jones’ former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had some sage words of advice for the young QB. The change in the rules has given teams a handful of weeks to work with their players. He does point out that the rules have forced players to prepare and do it by themselves.

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McDaniels, during the AFC Coaches Breakfast at The Breakers, talks about young QBs like Jones, stating, “I think for a lot of young players, if you can digest that and understand, ‘I have a lot of responsibility to improve myself. I can’t just wait for somebody else to do it,’ I think that’s a big thing. And I’m sure Mac is doing that as we speak.

Jun 10, 2021; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (50) participates in drills during OTAs at the New England Patriots practice complex. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

While McDaniels had a part to play in his standout rookie season, the onus falls on Jones to capitalize on the situation. There have been some changes in the Patriots roster, but Jones will be looking to lead them in the upcoming season.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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