New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is evidently a very serious person who’s tough to crack. Like, harder than The Da Vinci Code to crack.
At least that’s what fellow Patriots quarterback Cam Newton thinks:
Cam Newton on Mac Jones:
"He's relatively quiet sometimes, and I try to crack the DaVinci Code of the seriousness. He got a lot of — I'm not going to say it, but yeah, he's serious sometimes for no reason."
— Mark Daniels (@ByMarkDaniels) August 13, 2021
Petition to get Mac Jones in Dan Brown’s next Robert Langdon novel, and then let’s test out his acting chops next to Tom Hanks. He sounds like the perfect man for the job, as long as he watches out for all those Opus Dei and Illuminati characters out there.
In all seriousness (pun very much intended), Newton has been extremely impressed by how the rookie carries himself. The Patriots veteran said Jones’ preparation is “pristine,” which makes him easy to “admire,” per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Jones went to Newton for advice before his preseason debut against the Washington Football Team on Thursday night. Newton said they talked about all the expectations and excitement and how to handle it.
The rookie quarterback handled himself well in the Patriots 22-13 victory. He completed 13-of-19 passes for 87 yards. While he didn’t throw any touchdowns, he should have had one touchdown toss and didn’t throw any interceptions.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was classically even-keeled about the performance, but fans were certainly buzzing about the youngster. While Newton is the starter right now, he needs to be looking over his shoulder. If Jones continues to play well, he could easily win that job soon if Newton isn’t careful.
Even so, Newton is a fan of Jones’ and will mentor him, even with his job in danger.