As Tom Brady prepares to play in his 10th Super Bowl, and first without the Patriots, his old team is looking to the future at the quarterback position.
One name who has already been mentioned several times is National Championship-winning Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.
With a 77 percent completion percentage and 41 touchdown passes (against just four interceptions), Jones posted impressive numbers. He also reportedly impressed at the recent Senior Bowl.
Asked in a Tuesday episode of “Good Morning Football” on the NFL Network about possible New England interest, Jones admitted he doesn’t have a specific idea yet while also acknowledging the larger ties between his college and the Patriots.
Alabama QB Mac Jones is a first round prospect. @PSchrags suggests New England as the perfect landing spot.
His response: pic.twitter.com/5ujZlseehU
— GMFB (@gmfb) February 2, 2021
“There’s all sorts of things out there, I guess, but for me I got to meet with all 32 teams and got to meet with the Patriots,” Jones told NFL Network host Peter Schrager. “There were some scouts there, so hopefully I left a good impact on them. I think Coach Belichick and Coach Saban have a great relationship and I hope Coach Saban has good things to say about me. I assume he would. And obviously one of my buddies Damien Harris plays up there, too. I talk to him a good amount.”
Harris, who was picked by the Patriots in the third round of the 2019 draft, was Jones’s teammate at Alabama in 2018.
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