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Mac Jones

Mac Jones named to the NFL Pro Bowl, according to the Patriots

Mac Jones (#10) celebrates touchdown passes for Patriots versus Jets
David Butler II - USA Today Sports

Mac Jones has been named to his first Pro Bowl as an alternate in the National Football League.

The New England Patriots announced it today via Twitter.

Jones got selected at No. 15 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft after a successful season in 2020 at the University of Alabama.

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He set school single-season records for passing yards (4,500) and touchdown passes (41) while leading the team to an undefeated national championship season. After missing the playoffs last year, Jones guided the Patriots to a 10-7 record and a return to the postseason as a rookie. He totaled 3,801 passing yards and 22 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. His output for touchdowns broke Jim Plunkett’s rookie record (19) from 1971.

Jones had seven games with a 100+ passer rating and seven games with 2+ touchdown passes.

New England needs to draft more pieces around him, but it has the quarterback in Jones.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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