Are the Pats confident in Mac Jones?
Mac Jones has played in all 31 games for the New England Patriots and there is uncertainty about whether his starting streak will continue into next season.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has not been clear about Jones’ status since the offseason began.
Recent comments from Patriots veteran Adrian Phillips suggest that the starting quarterback job is not guaranteed for Jones.
Phillips stated that he is not involved in the meetings and does not know what is happening, but he acknowledges that Jones is competing for the position.
Phillips also mentioned that the team will support whoever Belichick chooses as the starter.
“Look man, you’re trying to get me in trouble,” Phillips said. “One thing I’ll say, and pretty much the only thing I’ll say about that is that I’m not in the meetings with them, so I don’t know what’s going on over there. But I will say that Mac is competing. All those guys are competing, and we’re going to ride with whoever’s out there.”
There are other contenders for the spot, including Bailey Zappe and Trace McSorley. In contrast, Belichick was more open about Jones’ position in the pecking order prior to last season, praise and confirming him as the starter.
This time around, there have been rumors about Jones being involved in trade talks.
Although Jones is likely to retain his starting job, he still needs to prove himself deserving of the position.