Patriots sign Mac Jones

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Another 2021 first-round quarterback has signed on the line.

According to multiple reports, Mac Jones signed his four-year rookie contract with the Patriots on Tuesday. As the 15th overall pick, Jones’ slotted deal is worth a guaranteed $15.6 million.

New England will have to make a decision on whether to exercise Jones’ fifth-year option in the spring of 2024.

Jones is not expected to be the Patriots’ starting quarterback when the season opens in September, with Cam Newton New England’s current QB1. Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are also on the Patriots’ roster at the position.

With Jones now under contract, there are just two first-round quarterbacks who have yet to sign: Jets No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson and 49ers No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance. Chicago’s Justin Fields put pen to paper in June. Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence did so earlier this week.

14 responses to “Patriots sign Mac Jones

  1. I think he found out Harry asked for a trade and then he signed right away.

  2. The latest Belichick stroke of GENIUS. Nobody else picked him before the middle of the first round because they don’t have his insights. He and Saban were in lockstep. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nick did him a solid and threw San Francisco off the scent.

    Everyone else is playing checkers while Bill is playing Magic the Gathering.

  3. I’m going to save this article just in case Jones becomes the greatest quarterback in Patriots history.

  4. Easily the 6th best quarterback in the division after after Allen, Zach, Tua, Trubisky and Cam. Great signing.

  5. I love how the media keeps thinking Newton is entitled. Get the pandemic 2020 season out of your head. BB wanted a veteran to start during a pandemic and no preseason or normalcy. It’s over. He doesn’t
    hand jobs over even if he felt forced to last year.

    Newton will not look at all like a starter in preseason games and Stidham and Jones will easily have a better showing and produce more. Newton is not going to all of a sudden fix his shoulder or emerge as a pure passer with accuracy out of the woodwork.

    Cam Newton hasn’t looked like a good qb in many, many years.

  6. bucsfanfor5months says:
    July 6, 2021 at 5:06 pm
    Easily the 6th best quarterback in the division after after Allen, Zach, Tua, Trubisky and Cam. Great signing.


    You don’t even make sense. Try taking trolling lessons or something.

  7. Shouldn’t you have been disappointed with the pick? After all, you kept telling us Stidham was the next great thing. If BB thought that he wouldn’t have picked Jones. Surprise. You’re wrong again.

  8. Don’t know how many days until Jones takes over, but looking forward to it. It’s an inevitability.

  9. Back on Jan 1 USATODAY quoted Newton of saying that without OTA’s and pre-season games he wished there had been more time to learn the system and to work on some things. When BB heard that he said, “I agree with what Cam said, I wish we had more time together.”.

    When I read that, I thought to myself, please don’t tell me Bill is going to resign Cam in order to have more time with him!

    Until I see or hear something different coming out of camp, I think the QB position will be Achilles heel of the Pats’ 2021 season.
    I don’t see Cam being the answer. I expect him to reenact last season or to miss significant time due to an injury or suck so badly they try everyone else.
    -If Mac Jones eventually starts, just remember, no nfl rookie QB has ever won the SB.
    -As for Stidham, I haven’t seen anything in two years to show he’s going to be better than any Patriot QB drafted in the last 10 years, excluding Brisset and Jimmy G.
    As for Brian Hoyer, he might have done well in the CFL this year.

  10. I honestly have lost track: Is that 3rd stint Hoyer or 4th stint Hoyer? He’s been with every team in the league (it seems like), but how many times has he been with the Pats?

  11. It’s only a matter of time before Mac Jones takes over for Cam Newton. Do I feel that Mac Jones has the potential to be Brady’s successor? we’ll see. Cam has always been an insurance policy that’s it, Nobody in their right mind would ever think cam is a worthy successor to Brady

  12. touchback6 says:
    July 6, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    The latest Belichick stroke of GENIUS.


    You said the same thing about drafting Stidham. He will be out of football in less than two years.

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