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Pats Pulpit Reacts: Fans optimistic about Patriots quarterback Mac Jones

Jones’ performance in Week 1 left fans encouraged.

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The New England Patriots may have lost their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, but there was a lot to feel good about coming out of the 25-20 defeat. One such positive was the play of quarterback Mac Jones.

The former first-round draft pick finished the game going 35-for-54 for 316. yards with three touchdowns and an interception. And while he was unable to complete the comeback, there were a lot of encouraging moments.

It is therefore no surprise that fans are also feeling good about the third-year man. As a look at the latest SB Nation Reacts survey shows, 82 percent of Patriots fans think Jones is headed in the right direction.

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The 15th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, Jones followed a promising rookie season with a challenging sophomore campaign under first-time de facto co-offensive coordinators Matt Patricia and Joe Judge. As a consequence of the problems he and the entire offense had in 2022, Bill O’Brien was hired as the team’s official OC and quarterbacks coach this offseason.

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