Mac Jones calls winning Patriots starting job a ‘great opportunity’
By Khari Thompson, Boston.com
What did Mac Jones do once he found out he’d be the Patriots’s starting quarterback for the 2021 season as a rookie (after getting some practice in and taking care of business at Gillette Stadium)?
He called his parents, of course.
“They were obviously excited,” he recalled on WEEI’s Merloni and Fauria show Tuesday afternoon. “They’ve been supportive all the way through.”
Later, he told his girlfriend, who famously has helped Jones learn the dense Patriots playbook, the news as well.
The messages they had for Jones, a rookie who just beat out former MVP Cam Newton in the NFL’s most-publicized quarterback battle, were similar across the board: “They were excited for me, but they just said, ‘Keep working’…keep doing what I’m doing. Things will play out how they’re supposed to play out.”