Troy Brown knows a thing or two about high-level New England Patriots quarterback play. He played six seasons with Tom Brady and a bunch more with Drew Bledsoe.
He’s now a big fan of Mac Jones.
Brown, the former Patriots slot receiver and current wide receivers/kick returners coach, shared a sterling review of Jones one day after the rookie officially became New England’s starting QB.
“I just think Mac has been incredibly poised,” Brown said Wednesday in a video conference. “He’s been able to improve over the course of training camp, and he’s put in the work and just been a trusted player for us since he’s gotten here. So I think he’s shown the ability to be a good leader, good in the locker room. He’s great with the guys — he’s great with the receiver group, I know for sure.”
Teammates raved about Jones’ leadership, work ethic and preparedness throughout training camp. Bill Belichick and his staff ultimately believed the first-round draft pick was a better option for the team than veteran incumbent Cam Newton, who was released Tuesday during final cuts.
“He’s just been a tremendous leader,” Brown said of Jones. “Some of the qualities he had at Alabama, I think some of those things are starting to show now. … He’s always trying to encourage these guys. He’s shown that leadership you rarely see in a young player. He’s got some of that right now.”
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