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Alabama QB Mac Jones named Maxwell Player of the Week after huge game against Texas A&M

Mac Jones drops back for a pass against Texas A&M
via: SEC Media Portal

Following an impressive performance against Texas A&M last Saturday, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was named the Maxwell Player of the Week on Tuesday. It is the second weekly award Jones has won for he was previously named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Jones had a career game against the Aggies last weekend as he threw for 435 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed 74.1 percent of his passes going 20-of-27 which resulted in a passer rating of 250.9 and a 94.1 QBR which was the second-best mark in the country during Week 4.

The Florida native was responsible for a number of long connections with wide receivers John Metchie and Jaylen Waddle which is quickly becoming a staple of the offense.

“It’s something that I’ve worked on this offseason,” said Jones following the game. “You know with all the receivers coming out, it’s hard to work with them, but I really put an emphasis on that. They’re fast and they can get behind the defense and make plays. We have so many reps at it to where they can just run up under the ball and make plays.”

The Maxwell Player of the Week is a branch of the Maxwell Player of the Year Award handed out to college football’s top player.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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