‘Mac Jones is Ready’ – Analyst Lauds Patriots Quarterback After Brilliant Display Against the Bucs

Published 10/06/2021, 1:27 AM EDT
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)


We might just be four weeks into the 2021 NFL season, but rookie quarterback Mac Jones is already having a debut outing to remember in the NFL. The New England Patriots man is in contention for the ROTY award after impressing in recent weeks.

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It’s not even been a year since he led the Alabama Crimson Tide football team to the CFP National Championship, but Jones is justifying the hype surrounding his arrival in Foxboro. The youngster went up against Patriots great and 7-time Super Bowl winner, Tom Brady, on the weekend.

While he couldn’t lead his team to a win, he did do enough to earn the respect of Brady and the rest of the opposition.

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Mac Jones tipped for bright future after promising Week 4 display

Mac Jones started in Sunday night’s 17-19 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He threw for 275 yards with 2 passing touchdowns against 1 interception. But popular NFL analyst Rich Eisen saw enough from the rookie to confirm that he is indeed the ‘real deal’.

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“That was an incredible performance by the Patriots last night when so many of us didn’t expect it. Yeah, it was incredible. Mac Jones is ready to roll in their offence and the defence did its job last night once again…just again it’s a moral victory. I saw some Patriots fans have issues with talking about moral victory certainly when current talked about it because I follow him.”

“And it’s just like, hey, look to anybody last night, who had a problem with what they saw out of New England and the Patriots or booed Brady. Check yourself because 20 years that you had nobody else and nobody else may ever come again. And it will never be that good again, no matter how good Mac Jones is because there’s one Tom Brady. Again, a winner in Foxborough. How about that?” Eisen said on the show.

Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) scrambles with the ball against New Orleans Saints during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots quarterback raised eyebrows when coach Bill Belichick chose him over veteran Cam Newton. But he is slowly and steadily justifying that decision. Next up for Jones and the Patriots is a must-win game against the Houston Texans.

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Can the 6-time Super Bowl winners get their 2021 NFL campaign back on track? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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