Report: Mac Jones dealing with back spasms, could play this week

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X-rays on Patriots quarterback Mac Jones‘ back were negative after Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins and word was that he’d be undergoing further evaluation of the injury on Monday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jones is believed to be dealing with back spasms. He adds that there is a chance that Jones plays this week, but there’s no indication of how likely that might be.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t offer any information about Jones at his Monday press conference and Wednesday’s injury report will likely be the next word from the team about where Jones stands heading into their Week Two game against the Steelers.

Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zappe are the other quarterbacks on the roster in New England.

24 responses to “Report: Mac Jones dealing with back spasms, could play this week

  1. Back spasms or not, Mac better show up on Sunday against the Steelers. Half of the Pats fans are already calling for his head.

  2. Well, Hoyer’s a proven backup. 14 year veteran with EIGHT TEAMS! Three times in New England. Could be worse. Good $2 mil investment.

  3. His bad back is the least of his problems. New England has a history of QBs with noodle arms and Mac is just the latest…

  4. Hopefully Mac is healthy enough to play this Sunday. I want to witness the Steelers D expose the noodle arm.

  5. Mac seems like the kind of guy that will play as long as he can throw it. The only way the team will hold him out is if it’s dangerous. I think he’s playing.

    That said, by biggest takeaway as a Patriots fan from the Miami game is that Mac seemed tentative. He needs to step into throws. At the pro-bowl when he had his brief moment in the sun he was actually drilling short and medium range passes, but now he looks like he’s just throwing touch passes only. Not going to work at this level.

  6. Agree, Mac has to throw the ball with more zip…. His receivers have to expect that & be able to handle that…..

  7. I hope this kid is ok. Don’t want injuries to anyone. That being said, hoyer has always done pretty well against Pittsburgh. It could be worse

  8. Mac Jones will not attend a post game press conference until the Patriots win a game. Bill doesn’t want him to answer questions about the offensive play calling.

  9. I think we all saw this coming with Patricia or Judge calling the plays. All except Bill Belicheck I guess. He said to blame him if it doesn’t work out. I know it is only 1 game but us Pats fans are getting a bit worried!

  10. richwhitey says:
    September 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm
    Hopefully Mac is healthy enough to play this Sunday. I want to witness the Steelers D expose the noodle arm.

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    90% of your D just went down with some roid rage with a torn pec.

  11. My fear is that Patricia and Judge, learning how to be offensive coordinators, are in Mac’s ear all the time. If he looks tight out there that could be why. 7-points in 60-mins is not pro-caliber offense.

  12. Where a player is drafted can make or brake a career before it’s even started. In an alternate universe, if the 49ers had drafted Mac instead of Lance – like they should have – Mac would be looked at in a whole different light. The 49ers are in a win now mode and Mac would have been a perfect fit.

  13. george1859 says:
    September 12, 2022 at 3:20 pm
    Mac is Brady 2.0..
    or was that Stidham?


    Brady 2.0 is Mahomes. If not for Brady 1.0 Mahomes would already have 3 Super Bowls most likely. Allen is incredible too, but the Bills are still jinxed. If they get over the hump once I might start believing in the Bills, but I fully expect some kind of horrible disaster will happen to them again.

    Mac is just a guy at the moment.

  14. I’m gonna guess that in 3 years, no one will be saying that the Niners should have taken Jones instead of Lance.

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