As the New England Patriots quarterback race continues on, one former Patriots legend has his pick of who he wants to see start for the organization. Rodney Harrison believes Mac Jones should be under center for the Patriots in 2021.
Harrison appeared on Peacock Sunday Night Football, and made his case for Jones to start. In his opinion, the decision should be a rather easy one for head coach Bill Belichick. As New England’s quarterback race continues to be a hot button issue, Harrison stated his case for putting Jones under center.
While making his case, he argued that New England has all the proper tools for Jones to be successful.
“If he’s watching the same film that I’m watching, I believe that he should start him. I think it would be absolutely crazy not to start Mac Jones,” Harrison said regarding the decision of his former head coach. “I just think he’s a really good player. They’ve done a great job of surrounding him with talent. The offensive line is one of the top five in the National Football League, they’ve got a great defense, you know they’re gonna have great special teams, and then put that on top of coaching — it’s a no-brainer. Why would you want to go back [to Newton]?”
With just under two weeks until the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, Bill Belichick has several tough decisions to make. With the quarterback race tightening, it will be intriguing to see how the organization handles it.