New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick Compares Coaching Tom Brady and Mac Jones

Published 09/27/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) scrambles from New Orleans Saints linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon (90) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady left an asteroid-sized void when he decided to quit the New England Patriots in search of a new challenge in 2020. The 44-year old quarterback left the organization with mutual consent. He helped put Patriots on the NFL map and along with Bill Belichick led the franchise to a record-equalling six Super Bowl wins.

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 27: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots reacts during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The Patriots tried to replace their legendary quarterback by bringing in 2015 NFL MVP, Cam Newton. However, the former Carolina Panthers man survived just one season in Boston before coach Belichick opted for another prospect.

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Step in Alabama Crimson Tide Football team star, Mac Jones. The National Championship winning quarterback arrived in Massachussetts earlier this year as the 15th overall pick at the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Mac Jones started all three opening games for the New England Patriots in 2021. The youngster impressed in the narrow loss to the Miami Dolphins. He proved his merit by defeating 2nd overall pick, Zach Wilson and the New York Jets, in Week 2.

But following the Week 3 defeat to Sean Payton-coached New Orleans Saints, here’s what coach Bill Belichick had to say about his rookie quarterback.

“Yeah, sure. We’ve had a lot of young quarterbacks in here. You know, Tom was, of course, Tom, Tom didn’t play his rookie year. But his second year was kind of like a rookie year….you learn from the experience of all those guys, and each one’s a little bit different. There are some common threads and, and a common with one common thread, and it’s our offense.”

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“A lot of coaches may have coached multiple quarterbacks in their first season, but maybe not necessarily in the same type of offense. So I think that’s really what we can rely on is how those quarterbacks you know, what’s, what’s giving them trouble? What’s been easier for them, what we need to do to kind of help the process, and so forth. But yeah, of course, we rely on that,” Belichick concluded.

Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (90) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots don’t have time to sit back and sulk. They face a daunting task in Week 4 with the highly-anticipated return of Tom Brady to Foxborough.

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Can Mac Jones defeat the man he was drafted to replace in the first place? You can’t afford to miss this one.

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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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