Mac Jones appears to have deflating image from playoff loss in his locker

The photo appears to say "47-17" as a reminder.

Mac Jones struggled in his first playoff game. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

A largely promising season for rookie quarterback Mac Jones and the Patriots ended in disappointing fashion with a 47-17 playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The game was even more lopsided than the score indicates, and it somewhat soured a season of growth and improvement. While Jones has moved on to year two, it seems as though he hasn’t forgotten about that setback.

In his locker, there’s a photo that appears to show him walking off dejectedly after that loss. It also appears that “47-17” is written on the photo, a reminder of how just much of a blowout it was.


Jones hasn’t spoken with the media since the image first surfaced following the Patriots’ preseason opener on Thursday, but all signs point to the photo being a daily motivator.

Jones threw two interceptions that game, as the Bills jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.


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