Mac Jones Has Shown Teammates That He Has That Dog In Him
New England Patriots’ second-year quarterback Mac Jones continues to receive praise over the off-season. Previously, teammates have said that Jones is becoming the leader of the offense, and he is “the real deal”. Now, teammates are praising his competitive spirit.
Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith made an appearance on NFL Network, where he explained what aspects of Jones’ game stands out to him.
In Smith’s first season with the Patriots, he had 28 receptions for 294 yards and one touchdown. In year two, the combination of Smith and Jones will look to improve upon those numbers.
“Honestly, man, just the way he can turn it on,” Smith said. “Mac is definitely one of the most goofiest guys in the locker room, to be honest, man. But when he steps on that field, he’s a different character. He’s just got so much ability and so much dog in him. Once he flips that switch, he’s a whole different character. Some guys don’t know how to cut that on and cut that off when it’s time to do it. He’s so young. He’s poised. He’s got a little swagger to him, man. I’m glad he’s throwing us passes. That’s my guy.”Quote via PFT
In 2021, the Patriots statistically had one of the best offenses in the league. Per ESPN, the Patriots scored 462 points in 2021, making them the sixth highest-scoring offense in the NFL. From a yardage perspective, the Patriots finished with 6.008 offensive yards. This was 15th in the NFL. All indications from New England point towards the Patriots continuing that success in the 2022 season. If Jones is actually the talent that his teammates make him out to be, the Patriots will have one of the best offenses in the league next season.