“Quietly I Think the Kid Had Made Bill Fall in Love With Him”: Mac Jones Is Getting Rave Reviews From Coach Belichick, Says Ex-patriots Quarterback

Published 07/16/2022, 7:21 AM EDT
Houston, MA – October 10: Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) is pictured walking past head coach Bill Belichick after throwing an interception very early in the third quarter. The New England Patriots visited the Houston Texans for a regular season NFL football game at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on Oct. 10, 2021. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Bill Belichick and his appreciation for his quarterbacks is a saga that stays the same in every universe. From Jimmy Garoppolo to Mac Jones, Belichick has been their first fan. Former Patriots QB Scott Zolak believes that Mac Jones and his mannerisms have impressed the HC since his draft.

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In addition, Jones’ drive to become the leader, just like Tom Brady, is getting Bill to become fond of him.

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Previously, Jones cemented his place in the team by being an apt replacement for Cam Newton. Mac became a starter despite Newton being named as the starting QB by Belichick last season. Moreover, Jones has not disappointed Belichick with his discipline.

Scott Zolak feels Bill Belichick had a special place for Cam Newton and respected him. But there is more to the story than told. Quietly and steadily, the 15th draft pick, Mac Jones, made the HC fall in love with him.

Jan 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) reacts to an interception during the third quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy- Reuters

Further, Zolak even drew comparisons between the NFL legend Tom Brady and the second-season QB. Brady made his team at the Patriots from scratch and won six Super Bowls. But does Mac Jones have the same caliber as the 7x ringed QB?

Scott Zolak reveals the reasons why he thinks Mac Jones made Belichick fall in love with him

Speaking to NBC sports, the former Patriots QB said, “Quietly, I think the kid had made Bill fall in love with him. Just by the way he handles himself and from the people I talk to, not comparing him to Brady as he gets taken out of context, but doing a lot of little things that Brady did.”

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Comparing Jones’ mannerisms to that Brady’s, he added, “Sort of like okay it’s his team, it’s my team like Tom did back in the early days…And I think Mac, through a year, beat out Cam Newton, lasting physically for 17 games after the beating he took…Boy Mac Jones won him over.”

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)

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.

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