Mac Jones’ girlfriend played key role in QB landing Patriots starting job over Cam Newton
Rookie quarterback Mac Jones beat out Cam Newton for the New England Patriots’ starting job – thanks to a little help from his girlfriend, that is.
Jones has been lauded by Patriots veterans and coach Bill Belichick himself for operating like he belonged in the big leagues. The rookie knew the playbook from cover to cover, and was recently asked about how he absorbed all that information in such a short span on WEEI’s Merloni and Fauria.
Via Ryan Glasspiegel of The New York Post:
“A lot of times I’m very visual, so that definitely helps,” said the Patriots rookie. “I’ve always been a very visual learner, and that helps to see it, whether that’s drawing it or walking through it or doing it.”
The Patriots QB then said he’s recruited [girlfriend Sophie] Scott to help test him on everything he’s learned as part of that prep work.
“Yeah, she actually does,” Jones said. “She does a good job. Most of the time she just walks through [plays] in the yard. Yeah, she helps me a lot. Yeah, we do walkthroughs,” Jones confirmed upon follow-up questioning. “I just kind of do them with her and throw into a net.”
Get you a girl who knows her football. Mac Jones’ girlfriend has been ever supportive of her man, posting a heartfelt dedication for him with the news that he was named the Patriots QB1.
Jones has been a quick study throughout his brief stint in New England, thanks in part to his beautiful tutor behind the scenes.