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Mac Jones


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Full NameMichael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

BornSeptember 5, 1998

Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Mac Jones plays as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. He has big shoes to fill after the departure of Tom Brady but the youngster had been impressive in his rookie season for the Patriots. He won the College Football Playoff National Championship with the Alabama Crimson Tides in 2021, after which he was drafted by the New England Patriots.


Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots


Mac Jones’ Early Life and Background


Mac Jones was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He used to be a child model, and actor appearing in various commercials. Jones attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville and even led them to a 4A title in his senior year.


Jones enrolled at the University of Alabama with a scholarship but he was redshirted after being charged with a DUI. He became the starting quarterback after two seasons with the Crimson Tides in the second half of the 2019 season. As the regular starter for the Crimson Tides in the 2020 season, Jones finished the season with 4500 passing yards, 41 touchdown passes and 4 interceptions. He helped the Tides to an undefeated season and even won the Rose Bowl.


Mac Jones NFL Draft


Mac Jones forgo his final year of college and entered the 2021 NFL Draft as one of the best quarterback prospects. He was the 15th overall selection by the New England Patriots, in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the first quarterback to be selected by the Patriots in Round 1 of the NFL Draft since Drew Bledsoe in 1993. Other notable players from the 2021 NFL Draft Class include wide receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, quarterback Trey Lance, and linebacker Micah Parsons.


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Mac Jones’ NFL Journey


Mac Jones completed his rookie season with the Patriots. He was named the starting quarterback for the 2021 season after competing with quarterback Cam Newton (released during the final roster cuts).


Jones set the record for the highest NFL completion rate percentage in a debut by a rookie in the first match as a Patriots player (against the Dolphins). He maintained his stellar form throughout the season and became the first NFL rookie quarterback to have a completion percentage of over 80 in consecutive games. He finished the regular season with 3,801 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and a 67.6 completion percentage ( all of which are the highest among rookie quarterbacks in 2021).[70] He was the only rookie quarterback to lead a team to a winning record and playoff appearance. Although the Patriots did not make it past the Wild Card round in the 2021 Playoffs, Jones made 2 touchdown passes and a total of 232 passing yards.


In the 2022 NFL season, Mac Jones struggled in the first three games due to a change in the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Jones had an ankle injury during a Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, during which he threw three interceptions. He suffered an ankle sprain, which necessitated missing New England's subsequent three games.


Mac Jones’ Teams


New England Patriots (2021-Present)




Mac Jones is one of the best drafts by the Patriots in recent years. He became the starting quarterback in his rookie season after signing a four-year rookie contract with a $15.6 million guarantee. Mac Jones in his rookie year in the NFL completed 352 passes in 521 attempts, covering 3801 yards for 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in the 2021 regular season. He led the Patriots to their first postseason spell after Tom Brady's departure. Jones helped the Patriots clinch their playoff spot and entered into the Wild Card Round for a matchup with the Buffalo Bills. They lost to the Bills by 47-17. He became the first Patriots rookie to receive Pro-Bowl honors. He finished second in the Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was named in the 2021 PFWA-All-Rookie Team. Mac Jones remained the starter for the New England Patriots in the 2022 Season too. In the Thanksgiving Day game against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones had his best game of the year, passing for a career-high 382 yards and two touchdowns, but the Patriots lost 33-26.


Mac Jones Awards and Honors

Awards


Awards/HonorsYearTeam
Pro-Bowl2021New England Patriots
PFWA-All-Rookie-Team2021New England Patriots
CFP National Champion (college)2017, 2020Alabama Crimson Tides
Davey O’Brien Award (college)2020Alabama Crimson Tides
Manning Award (college)2020Alabama Crimson Tides
First-Team All-SEC (college)2020Alabama Crimson Tides
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (College)2020Alabama Crimson Tides
Academic All-American of the Year (college)Division I Football (2020-21), Division I Overall (2021)Alabama Crimson Tides
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (college)2020Alabama Crimson Tides

Mac Jones Net Worth


Mac Jones is estimated to be worth around $10 million. He received a signing bonus of $8, 695, 528 from his four-year rookie deal with the Patriots. His average annual salary is approximately $3.8 million. He also receives money from an endorsement deal with athletic apparel and footwear company NOBULL.


Mac Jones Family


Jones has two siblings, a brother and a sister. His brother Will Jones, Played soccer at Mercer University and his sister Sarah Jane played tennis at the College of Charleston. Jones is currently in a relationship with Sophie Scott, a classmate from the University of Alabama. They live together in Massachusetts.


Mac Jones girlfriend



Mac Jones has been dating Sophie Scott since September 2019. Sophie Scott, originally from St. Louis graduated from the University of Alabama. Sophie Scott is a model and influencer who has been with Mac Jones for the past couple of years. She first became noticed by the football world when she posted a supportive message on Instagram for Jones, on the day he declared for the NFL Draft.


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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why is Mac Jones called the ‘Joker’?


Jones earned the nickname “The Joker” while playing for Alabama Crimson Tides. He was given the nickname for his loud, wide-open mouth laugh.


2. What is Mac Jones’ current QB rating?


Mac Jones has a QB rating of 89.2 currently. He has played only one full season in the NFL till now with the 2022 NFL season currently underway.


3. What foul play was Mac Jones accused of in 2021?


Panthers star pass rusher Brian Burns accused Jones of questionable on-field behavior during the 2021 season after Jones grabbed Burns' leg following a strip sack -- a move that aggravated an ankle injury.


4. Where did Mac Jones get charged with a DUI?


Mac Jones was charged with a DUI in 2018. Jones was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and was suspended for the following game against LSU.


5. Was Mac Jones fined by the NFL?


He was docked $10,609 for unsportsmanlike conduct following the Patriots' Week 13 (2022 NFL season) loss to the Buffalo Bills. He made a controversial block on Eli Apple to stop him from collecting a ball.


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