What makes Patriots star Mac Jones special, per Jonnu Smith
The New England Patriots have a very promising talent on their hands in quarterback Mac Jones. And it certainly seems his teammates see the promise Jones brings. Tight end Jonnu Smith is one of those on the Jones hype train.
Smith appeared on the NFL Network program Good Morning Football when he was asked about his signal-caller.
“Honestly, man, just the way he can turn it on,” Smith said of the 23-year-old. “Mac is definitely one of the most goofiest guys in the locker room, to be honest, man. But when he steps on that field, he’s a different character.
“He’s just got so much ability and so much dog in him. Once he flips that switch, he’s a whole different character. Some guys don’t know how to cut that on and cut that off when it’s time to do it,” Smith concluded.
Jones was drafted 15th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and won the starting job out of training camp. He threw for 3801 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions in his rookie campaign.
Jones led the Patriots back to the playoffs after the team missed out in 2020, but they fell to the Buffalo Bills.
Smith joined the Patriots prior to the 2021 season. He signed a four-year, $50 million contract with hopes of elevating a Patriots offense in need of some firepower.
However, things didn’t work out so well for the 26-year-old. He started 11 games, hauling in 28 catches for 294 yards and one lone receiving touchdown in 2021.
Heading into the 2022 season, Smith is confident in turning his game around, and he’s confident in the man throwing him passes.
“He’s got a little swagger to him, man. I’m glad he’s throwing us passes. That’s my guy,” Smith said.