Former Atlanta Falcons head coach June Jones was sold on Mac Jones long before the New England Patriots drafted him with the No. 15 pick of the draft, and after his preseason debut last week, Jones still believes that the former Alabama standout is going to be the rookie to watch.
In a phone interview with Fox News on Wednesday, June Jones doubled down in his support of the rookie after his performance in the preseason opener against the Washington Football Team. Jones, who spent several years coaching college football at Hawaii and SMU, told Fox News back in March that he believed Mac Jones would be the most successful quarterback in the 2021 draft class in the long run.
“I thought he did really good. He was doing what a New England quarterback — like Brady — has done forever … I think the next couple of games, preseason-wise, will really be of value to him.”