Mac Jones was 24-of-35 passing for 194 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. For the season, he has three touchdown passes, seven interceptions, and a passer rating of 73.1.
Those aren’t the best numbers, which is why one former Patriots player is singing the praises of the rookie QB instead.
During a recent appearance on NESN’s “Ultimate Betting Show,” former New England running back LeGarrette Blount dove into why he thinks Bailey should be playing.
“My personal opinion, I like Bailey. Bailey has been playing really well with his opportunities. He’s taken full advantage of them. He provides a spark, and the boys respond to him really, really well,” Blount explained. “I’m going with Bailey, man.”
“I’m on the Bailey Zappe train,” the three-time Super Bowl champ continued. “He’s had a 300-yard game as well, but he threw [two] touchdowns with his. Mac had a 300-yard game and threw [three] picks with his. I’m on the Zappe train.”
The regression from Jones from year one to year two is obvious and unfortunate.
Zappe, the rookie out of Western Kentucky, has played significantly better than Mac Jones and even the fans will let you know how much they would much rather have him behind center than Mac Jones.
Zappe has five touchdowns against three interceptions, and a passer rating of 100.9. He’s also completed 70.7% of his passes.
Head coach Bill Belichick is likely to keep Jones at the helm to further determine if he can be the guy going forward.
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