December 4, 2023


“When issues should not at their finest, loads of traits come out of individuals and that is type of if you need to consider them.”

Mac Jones has thrown 5 touchdowns in six video games with the Patriots this season. AP Photograph/John Locher
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Former Patriots receiver Julian Edelman stated that the Patriots’ best choice on the quarterback place is to stay with Mac Jones for the remainder of the 12 months.

“I’d stick it out. They’re not going to pay Kirk [Cousins] subsequent 12 months,” Edelman stated throughout an look on The Voncast with Von Miller. “You’d hire Kirk when you’ve got a shot until you need to pay him for the subsequent few years. I feel you’ve acquired to stay with Mac and that is the place you see his psychological toughness.

“When issues should not at their finest, loads of traits come out of individuals and that’s type of if you need to consider them as a result of that’s when you realize whether or not you’ve acquired a canine or not.”

Jones has simply 5 touchdowns in his first six video games and has thrown seven interceptions. Offensive line play has been a problem, the Patriots are close to the underside of the lead in speeding yards, and the receivers have additionally struggled to get open.

However Jones has nonetheless made some head-scratching selections which have resulted poorly for the Patriots.

The Patriots have pulled Jones twice over the past three weeks, opting to let Bailey Zappe end blowout losses towards Dallas and New Orleans. They’ve elevated Malik Cunningham from the observe squad and signed him to a three-year deal.

Because the commerce deadline approaches, the Patriots may even discover how a lot Jones may convey again in a commerce.

Edelman spoke about how Tom Brady was capable of adapt his recreation and carry out nicely beneath adversity. Jones has not proven the identical capabilities.

“It’s laborious for me as a result of I’ve solely actually seen a method,” Edelman stated. “The man that I performed with, Tom, if the offensive line was struggling that day, he would regulate his recreation. He would get the ball out fast like let’s discover a fast matchup. He knew the best way to regulate his recreation, and it’s laborious to present a real unbiased tackle the entire thing as a result of that’s actually all I do know.”

Miller performs exterior linebacker for the Payments. The Payments will journey to Foxborough on Sunday for a divisional matchup. Miller stated he has observed Jones’s expertise, regardless of the dearth of outcomes.

“I like Mac Jones. You’ll be able to see the expertise,” Miller stated. “You’ll be able to see why he was a first-rounder … I see it on movie, I see it on TV, it’s simply this play or that play and it units them again on the sticks.”