- Rex Ryan: 'Peashooter' Mac Jones looked good!
News: 2 days agoJones completed 15 of 29 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown while rushing four times for 13 yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets.
Spin: Jones found Pharaoh Brown behind the defense for a 58-yard touchdown to take a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. That was the only touchdown New England mustered, but it was enough to get the Patriots into the win column for the first time in 2023. After throwing for 316 yards with three touchdowns in the season opener, Jones has failed to throw for 250 yards or multiple touchdowns in either of the next two games, and reaching those thresholds won't be easy on the road against Dallas in Week 4.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Following an impressive rookie campaign in 2021, Jones took a big step backward last season. He missed three games due to injury and was briefly benched in favor of Bailey Zappe en route to totaling 15 TDs and 11 INTs in 14 games. Jones finished 20th or worse in fantasy points in nine of those 14 outings. Even when playing well in 2021, Jones was not a good fantasy option (27th in PPG) and that may not change much considering his lack of mobility (231 yards and one TD on the ground in 31 games). Perhaps the arrival of new playcaller Bill O'Brien will reignite Jones' career, but he's long shot to find his way into the QB1 discussion this season.