Mac Jones plays as the starting quarterback for New England Patriots. He has big shoes to fill after the departure of Tom Brady but the youngster has 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.
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 benign 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.
Who drafted Mac Jones?
Mac Jones forego 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.
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). 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.
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. He has helped the Patriots reach the NFL Playoffs and also became the first Patriots rookie to receive Pro-Bowl honours. He finished second in the Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was named in the 2021 PWFA-All-Rookie Team.
Mac Jones Awards and Honours
CFP National Champion (college)
Davey O’Brien Award (college)
Manning Award (college)
First-Team All-SEC (college)
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (College)
Division I Football (2020-21), Division I Overall (2021)
Academic All-American of the Year (college)
Johny Unitas Golden Arm Award (college)
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.