Mac Jones (born July 1, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Mac Jones Early Life:
Jones was born on July 1, 1998, in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville, where he played football and baseball. He was three times selected as an All-State football player and led Bolles to a state title as a senior in 2015. In baseball, he was named a First Team All-American by Perfect Game USA as a junior in 2016.
Mac Jones Family:
Jones is the son of Barbara and Steve Jones. He has three sisters, Meredith, Paige, and Leah. From 1978 through 1981, his father participated in collegiate football at the University of Florida.
Mac Jones Education:
Jones attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he played football and baseball. He was three times selected as an All-State football player and led Bolles to a state title as a senior in 2015. In baseball, he was named a First Team All-American by Perfect Game USA as a junior in 2016.
Mac Jones Personal Life :
Mac Jones is engaged to Sophie Scott. The couple got engaged in April 2021.
Mac Jones Astrology Sign:
Mac Jones is a Cancer. Cancers are highly intuitive, and their psychic abilities manifest in tangible spaces: For instance, Cancers can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room. This makes them one of the most sensitive signs of the zodiac.
Mac Jones Physical stats :
Jones is 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 214 pounds. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
Mac Jones Career:
Jones began his college career at Alabama in 2017, and he redshirted his first year and did not see any action. In 2018, he saw action in one game against Louisville, completing 5-of-5 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, Jones took over as Alabama’s starting quarterback after starter Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending injury. He led the Crimson Tide to a perfect 14-0 record and a national championship, completing 77 of 119 passes for 1,503 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just three interceptions.
As a redshirt junior in 2020, Jones led Alabama to another perfect season and national championship, completing 176 of 235 passes for 3,766 yards, 41 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He was named the Heisman Trophy winner, becoming just the second Alabama player to win the award after Mark Ingram in 2009.
2021 NFL Draft
On April 29, 2021, the New England Patriots selected Jones with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the third quarterback drafted in 2021, behind Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.
Mac Jones Awards and Nominations:
Some of Mac Jones awards and nominations include:
- Heisman Trophy (2020)
- Davey O’Brien Award (2020)
- Maxwell Award (2020)
- AP Player of the Year (2020)
- SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2020)
- First-team All-American (2019, 2020)
- Second-team All-American (2017)
Mac Jones Controversy:
In May 2021, it was reported that Jones had been part of a group chat in which he and other students made racist and sexist remarks. Jones apologized, saying, “I am sorry for the insensitive and offensive comments I made in the group chat.” He also said that he had “grown and learned” since making the comments.
On June 7, 2021, it was revealed that Mac Jones had tested positive for COVID-19 before the 2021 NFL Draft.
On June 10, 2021, Mac Jones’ agent accused Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence of racism, after Lawrence had joked about wanting to play for any team but the Jaguars. The allegation was later proven to be false.
Mac Jones Net Worth:
Mac Jones’ net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He signed a four-year, $26.4 million contract with the Patriots, including a $16.2 million signing bonus, in May 2021.
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Mac Jones Injury Update
According to a report from NFL Network, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones could miss games with an ankle injury.
Jones, who was drafted 15th overall by the Patriots in the 2021 NFL Draft, is reportedly dealing with a “high-ankle sprain,” and his status for the start of the season is up in the air.
If Jones is forced to miss any time, veteran backup QB Brian Hoyer would likely be thrust into the starting role. Hoyer has started 28 games over his 11-year NFL career.