Mac Jones getting credited with a win Monday night proves why quarterback win/loss totals are sometimes a misleading stat.
That is because Jones threw a total of three passes as his New England Patriots took down the Buffalo Bills.
The weather was awful and the Bills couldn’t stop the run, so Jones got to hand the ball off all night and let his teammates go to work.
Regardless, Jones still adds a win to his personal record and the Patriots are now 6-0 on the road this season.
That means Jones has joined elite NFL company among rookie quarterbacks.
Mac Jones joined an exclusive list tonight 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/fUpOK72qFS
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 7, 2021
The Patriots rookie has a chance to extend that mark even further in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Best In Class
There is no question about it; Jones is the best rookie quarterback of the 2021 draft class.
He has the Patriots atop the AFC and is doing what it takes to win every week.
Sometimes that could mean throwing 30 passes, or maybe it means throwing only three.
It is unlikely that Jones will have another game in his career where he only throws three passes.
Well, maybe until he plays in Buffalo again.
“Don’t think there will be a game like that for a long time,” says smiling QB Mac Jones. pic.twitter.com/NDqoZ56zjM
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 7, 2021
The key is that he is thriving in this Josh McDaniels offense while other rookies around the NFL struggle.
Do Jacksonville Jaguars fans feel comfortable with the progression seen by Trevor Lawrence?
What about New York Jets fans with Zach Wilson?
Either of those two being limited to three passes in a game would be a major storyline.
For Jones, it is all part of playing under Bill Belichick and the result is the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Jones can now continue to make NFL history by chasing a Super Bowl berth as a rookie.
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