Mac Jones Assesses Tom Brady During His Days With the Patriots

Published 09/10/2021, 7:36 AM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


It is becoming a trend for reporters to ask rookies to comment on how they view Tom Brady as a player. Just a few days ago, Cowboys’ rookie defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa fell prey to this. He made headlines for his impulsive remarks about the same.

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Mac Jones’ say on Tom Brady

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots cheers as he runs on to the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

This time it is the New England Patriots’ rookie sensation, Mac Jones. Though he dodged the question very well, he would still be compared to the veteran on him maintaining the “standard” of play. On Wednesday, he was asked if he felt nervous following the footsteps of an iconic player who set high standards during his stay with the Patriots.

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“I think obviously he’s a great player, and the word ‘standard’ kind of hit me there,” Jones said. “Because we all want to play to that standard, ‘The Patriot Way,’ and it really comes down to just doing your job. As a quarterback, that’s leading the people around you as best I can and that’s also executing the play, so hand it off or throw it is how it comes down to.”

Though the reporter wasn’t ready to let him go so easily and asked if he had pondered upon Brady’s legacy. To which the young quarterback replied, “He definitely did a good job. When I first got here, just watching all the tape, I’ve watched all the quarterbacks. Obviously, he was on there and he did a really, really good job. Hopefully, I can do a good job too.”

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Jones dodged the bullets like in matrix

FOXBOROUGH, MA – AUGUST 12: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots smiles during warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium on August 12, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

No matter how well the rookie might have dodged the questions, he would still be targeted in a heated discussion ahead of his match against Tom Brady in week 4 at the Gillette Stadium. It will be fun to watch how the rookie sensation performs against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

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FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 06: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots exits the field after the Patriots 35-28 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old tried to bait him into asking him tricky questions even before his NFL debut. But his wise replies seemed to leave a mark on the player. He looks focused on his debut match against the Dolphins, as the young talent has a lot to prove.

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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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