After all, he was competing against former league MVP Cam Newton for the role.
However, the then-rookie manifested mastery of the Patriots’ offense, prompting longtime head coach Bill Belichick to make the unpopular decision to make him the starter.
But after his inaugural campaign, it looks like Jones will stay for a long time in Foxborough.
He led all rookies with 3,803 yards and 22 touchdowns during the regular season.
The Patriots made the playoffs, but it was evident that Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were miles away talent-wise during their Wild Card showdown.
Jones is looking to improve his game, especially in throwing deeper passes.
But as he hones his craft to help end New England’s playoff win drought, the Alabama alumnus is endearing himself to the community after showing support to the Boston Celtics.
— Mac Jones (@MacJones_10) April 17, 2022
The Celtics won Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff matchup versus the Brooklyn Nets.
Jayson Tatum caught a pass from Marcus Smart before laying it in for the game-winning basket, 115-114.
Jones Hopes To End Robert Kraft’s Frustrations
The Celtics’ victory should inspire Jones to end the Patriots’ playoff misery.
It’s a slump that disturbs team owner Robert Kraft, mainly because of their glorious past.
The Patriots have become one of the NFL’s greatest winners after clinching six Super Bowl titles in 20 seasons.
Jones hopes that he can lead the Patriots back to those days.
The playoff experience last season is a good start for his promising career.
But after seeing how the Bills and Miami Dolphins upgraded their roster, Jones and the Patriots will be in for a tough grind.