The New England Patriots may have their next franchise quarterback waiting in the wings with rookie Mac Jones, who made quite the impression during the Patriots minicamp, which has seen the Patriots offense run with some serious firepower.
For now, Jones is behind starter Cam Newton, but if he continues generating this kind of buzz it may only be a matter of time before the Patriots force Newton to step aside and hand the reigns to Jones.
“When he had it going, the passing game most closely resembled what it had been for the better part of the past two decades from a timing, rhythm and accuracy standpoint,” according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “And while there were some predictable hiccups along the way — such as a bad interception on the final day that led to visible frustration in which Jones wound up and almost punched the ground — it seems safe to say there isn’t another rookie quarterback over the past 21 years who is as far along as Jones is in the system this fast.”
Given the impression Jones made on his new teammates early on in the offseason, he seems to be on the rise.