Mac Jones is gaining serious momentum in New England’s Quarterback room. It’s important to preface that fans should veer from trashing Cam Newton right now. It will be very difficult for unvaccinated players to navigate the 2021 NFL season. There is little information about what caused Cam Newton’s five-day absence, but it smacked the door wide open for a rookie QB.
Timing could not have been worse for Newton, who had just played his best football in a Patriots uniform. With Cam returning to practice today (Thursday), it is hard to know if he will be ready for New England’s final preseason game this Sunday.
Mac Jones’ Summer
Mac Jones, on the other hand, has taken the reps and opportunities and run away with them. Jones’ preseason success has to be acknowledged, he has done everything as advertised. A recap on Jones’ summer so far:
As exciting as Mac’s preseason has been, Cam Newton has still improved greatly as a Patriot:
– PFF’s 5th highest graded QB (83.4)
– VS Philadelphia (1st QTR):
- 103 yards
- 1 TD
- 88.9% completion percentage with drops removed
– 125.0 passer rating this preseason
– Arm looks stronger, feet look lighter, ball has more zip than last year