Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots has nothing but glowing words for quarterback Mac Jones as he prepares for his second season in the National Football League.
In 2021, Mac Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots to replace Tom Brady after Brady forged one of the all-time great careers in Foxborough and then moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones was given the toughest job in sports, despite the fact that Cam Newton filled in for Brady for the 2020 season.
While the Patriots’ playoff run ended in the wild-card round against the Buffalo Bills, it’s fair to say that he made the most of the opportunity presented to him in his first year as the team’s starting quarterback, throwing for over 3,800 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading the team to the postseason.
This offseason’s events give the impression that he is making every effort to restore the Patriots to their former position as one of the league’s elite teams, where they spent most of the 21st century.
Success Is Being Recognized for The Work Done.
Jones’s efforts to get into football shape have been one of the most talked-about aspects of the Patriots’ summer, with photographs showing his weight drop compared to his rookie season drawing a lot of interest in the NFL.
But it’s not just his job that’s got people talking; as Bill Belichick can attest, he gave him a rave assessment when the teams came back for training camp, saying that he’s noticed a “dramatic increase” in his abilities since last year.
“In all areas, I think there’s a dramatic improvement… he’s starting from a much, much higher point this year.”
Bill Belichick breaks down how Mac Jones has improved his game during the offseason 👀 pic.twitter.com/Pb0PwvjfbD
— NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots Coverage (@NBCSPatriots) July 26, 2022
Perhaps I’m Trying to Say Too Much
Bill Belichick could be setting Jones up for failure if he continues to say things like this. When he says he’s in a better position to succeed this year than he was last year, it suggests that we can anticipate greater things from him straight away.
While it would be fantastic to see Jones make a significant improvement from his first to the second year, it is also possible that he is still in a learning phase and that he will only see modest growth in his numbers this year.
Hopefully not, but it’s possible that Belichick will regret it in the future.