Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
The score % (for drives) is significantly higher for the Patriots in 2021. That's a pretty big stat that can't be overlooked. Not sure the fact that the Patriots' only having an avg of 14yds more per game (or 1 more rushing 1st down per game) than the 2020 Chargers would explain that huge discrepancy. Starting position (26.6 LaC vs 31.6 NE) is a factor, though.What do the Patriots rushing TDs have to do with Mac Jones?
Lipstick on a pig.
Rookie Herbert had 9 more passing TDs 31 compared to Jones 22.
3 fewer INTs 10 compared to Jones 13
5 rushing TDs where Jones had 0
2 more Game Winning Drives 3 compare to Jones 1.
1 more fumble 8 compared to Jones 7.
In his rookie season Herbert scored 36 TDs himself. Everyone was impressed with Herberts rookie season and this season was no different. Trying to make Jones look like Herbert is like trying to make Papa Johns cardboard pizza look like it came form the Boston's north end.
Also, sorry for the basic question here as I don't really know - how much responsibility does Mac (or any NFL QB) have for setting up the line for rushing plays?