Jonnu Smith: You can’t ask for a better quarterback than Mac Jones

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Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones has made an early impression on tight end Jonnu Smith.

Smith said at Patriots camp yesterday that Jones doesn’t act like a regular rookie and has already emerged as a locker room leader.

“I didn’t expect Mac to have the kind of swagger that he got,” Smith said. “Mac, hell of a guy, great energy, just bringing life to the locker room. Always laughing. Smile on his face. Loves football. You can’t ask for a better quarterback.”

The Patriots wouldn’t have drafted Jones in the first round if they didn’t see him as a future starter, but for now he’s competing with Cam Newton for the starting job, and at the moment Newton would appear to be the favorite. If Jones gets the job, however, Smith thinks he’ll be up to the challenge.

17 responses to “Jonnu Smith: You can’t ask for a better quarterback than Mac Jones

  1. if cam is the starter (and hes not even top 10 in the NFL), then yes, you can ask for a better quarterback.

  2. Not a down played yet. LOL..
    The attempt to bolster confidence is hilarious.

  3. I hope he right, & even a bit wrong on estimating just how good he’ll end up actually being

  4. But what about Jarrett Stidham? Why no mention of him?

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    Holy cow….The horse is dead man, you can stop beating it.

  5. I was lied to again. I was told repeatedly on here Stidham was the Pats’ future, Edelman is the all-time career put return leader and BB can walk on water while in space.

  6. But what about Jarrett Stidham? Why no mention of him?

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    Mac Jones is a pocket passer. For him to be a franchise QB, he has to be as good as Peyton.

    “Jarrett is a smart kid,” Belichick said at the time. “He picks things up very quickly. He has a good grasp of the offense given where he is in his career. He’s handled everything we’ve thrown at him. In practice, he does a good job. He gets a lot of passes on our defense and when he has the opportunity to get the offensive snaps, he’s prepared and does a good job of those.”

  7. But what about Jarrett Stidham? Why no mention of him?
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    This is going to be the new troll of Pats nation I see.
    If you spend a couple of hours watching Mac’s ‘Bama games you will see quickly he is light years beyond Stid. You will also see the reason he is almost a perfect fit for the Pats system.

    Stid is out on injury and most likely done for the year by all accounts, in case you are serious.

  8. nhpats2011 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 8:50 am
    But what about Jarrett Stidham? Why no mention of him?

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    If BB new Stidham was the guy, he would never have drafted a quarterback in the first round. Some people are always wrong and don’t get it.

  9. The hype on Jones is through the roof.

    He was the 5th QB selected. There are probably great reasons for that.

  10. The hype on Jones is through the roof.

    He was the 5th QB selected. There are probably great reasons for that.
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    You’re right. But Tom was 199, Rogers 24th exc exc.
    It always depends on situation and fit for QB’s, and Mac is in the perfect system for him, and in arguably the best organization in football…not the Jets. Chances for his success are higher than some of the people picked before him because of that.

  11. billsrthefuture says:
    July 30, 2021 at 10:58 am
    The hype on Jones is through the roof.

    He was the 5th QB selected. There are probably great reasons for that.
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    And Thomas F. Brady was the 7th QB picked.

  12. It always depends on situation and fit for QB’s …

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    You mean that the situation was so bad that coaches were thinking putting their houses on market?

  13. Mac Jones doesn’t have to be Peyton. He just has to be Eli or Matt Ryan and the Patriots will be just fine. I don’t see Mac putting up HOF numbers but he won’t need to. Brady won hist first 3 SBs just being a smart game manager. Eli won 2 SBs being a smart game manager and coming up clutch at crucial moments.

  14. My vote for best haters reaction to the Patriots drafting Mac Jones was the video of a father (in his Jets jersey) screaming bloody murder at the pick and his son just looking at him like he’s nuts.

    Those of us who are longtime readers of PFT can tell you that for two decades haters have been prolific posters to Patriots threads. The Pet comes to mind, as does Doctorrustbelt. Alas, the best have faded away. There should be a rogues gallery in the Patriots HOF at Gillette honoring them.

    In reality, the haters posting to this thread are the practice squad.

  15. billsrthefuture says:
    July 30, 2021 at 10:58 am
    The hype on Jones is through the roof.

    He was the 5th QB selected. There are probably great reasons for that

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    Bills fans hyped Allen when he was drafted. It was through the roof. He was the third qb drafted. The fifth qb drafted in 2018 was Lamar Jackson, he’s turned out pretty well.

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