Heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, Mac Jones was widely projected as the No. 3 overall pick for the San Francisco 49ers.
The odds of him dropping to No. 15 were minimal, but the perfect offseason for Bill Belichick continues and the New England Patriots have their future quarterback. Cam Newton re-signed on a one-year deal with up to $14 million in incentives, but Jones is NFL-ready and could take over at any moment if the coaching staff believes he’s ready.
Jones threw for 4,500 yards, 41 passing touchdowns and only four interceptions last season with 77.4 completion percentage and 203.1 quarterback rating. He led Alabama to an SEC Championship victory and a National Championship win last year and is undoubtedly ready for the next level.
Patriots fans know this and were ecstatic while learning about the pick.
Mac Jones, Quarterback, New England Patriots
I love the sound of that.
— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) April 30, 2021
Patriots stay put and still get Mac Jones. So obvious that it had to happen pic.twitter.com/GbNzYevqCR
— Ben Mintz (@BarstoolMintzy) April 30, 2021
MAC JONES TIME! pic.twitter.com/fsRng1lAmP
— Patriots Militia (@PatsMilitia) April 30, 2021
Mac Jones being drafted by the Patriots pic.twitter.com/6SyJmlWvv1
— Joe Murray (@JoeyMurr) April 30, 2021
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) April 30, 2021
New Patriots QB Mac Jones! pic.twitter.com/0rSU9isBhW
— Steven Cheah (@StevenCheah) April 30, 2021
Mac Jones to the Patriots is just so perfect. In so many ways.
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) April 30, 2021
LOL. Mac Jones to the Patriots. He’ll win eleventy-billion Super Bowls.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 30, 2021
Mac Jones to the Patriots. Absolute perfect fit. First quarterback Bill Belichick has ever taken in the first round as a head coach. Pretty amazing.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 30, 2021
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 30, 2021
I don’t think anything has ever made more sense than the Patriots and Mac Jones
— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) April 30, 2021