So far through these early spring sessions, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has looked sharp and Monday saw him hit another level during the team’s minicamp practice.
According to MassLive’s Mark Daniels, Jones hit his first 25 consecutive passes to begin the session, which saw him hit 10 different receivers over that span. The third-year quarterback overall looks confident and seemingly feeling good about where things are under new offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, which has been a refreshing change from last offseason.
That’s certainly quite the contrast from a year ago. Things were definitely a little more shaky during the spring and then just evolved into an absolute grind through training camp, with the offense never really coming together.
There was a lot of inconsistency over that stretch, with Jones looking visually frustrated as former coach Matt Patricia tried implementing various things that seemed to cause friction with not just Jones, but other offensive skill players.
By all accounts, at least so far, that all appears to be a thing of the past.
This time around, he appears to be happy with the direction things are going.
“Everything’s been good,” said Jones. “Every day, just trying to hit all the buckets. Working out, running, and then coming out here with the team, trying to have fun, trying to compete. Definitely feel like we’re competing against each other, which is really good, going back and forth.”
“We’ve got a really good defense that we get to go against so it makes it a lot harder everyday. But I feel like we’ve made some progress and once again, we’re in shorts and helmets so it’s hard to really tell, but I feel like the operation’s been pretty decent and we’re just trying to work together and really just become a team.”
Portions of the above appeared in this morning’s Patriots notebook, which is a daily column that features a variety of news and notes.
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