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Mac Jones excited to have a bounce back third year for Patriots

Patriots QB Mac Jones (#10) throws a pass in Thursday's matchup against Buffalo Bills.
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Mac Jones has a chance to remind everyone in the fall why he was a College Football Playoff National Champion at Alabama and the No. 15 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The New England Patriots did not do him any favors having Matt Patricia and Joe Judge as co-offensive coordinators and quarterbacks coaches. Bill Belichick rectified the mistake in the offseason by hiring Bill O’Brien.

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O’Brien coached Tom Brady, but Jones also helped him learn Alabama’s offense before he got drafted. The native Floridian is energized to have O’Brien and has looked good in organized team activities (OTAs) for the Patriots. According to Mike Giardi, who covers the Patriots, Jones’ teammates have a lot of confidence in him for the upcoming fall. Giardi said Jones is ready to remind the media/fans why he was a playoff quarterback in his rookie season. Jones set rookie franchise records in 2021.

He totaled 3,810 passing yards and 22 passing touchdowns, earning a Pro Bowl selection as an alternate.

Jones took the Patriots to a 10-7 record as a rookie.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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