It looks like Mac Jones is already a pretty popular player among New England Patriots fans. Making his NFL debut during Thursday’s preseason opener versus the Washington Football Team, Jones received a standing ovation as he entered the field for the first time in his professional career.
Serving as the number two quarterback behind incumbent starter Cam Newton, Jones entered the contest late in the second quarter. Newton had played two series — going 4-for-7 for 49 yards in process — before Jones took over. The first-round rookie, who was selected 15th overall by the Patriots in April, immediately led the offense to its second field goal.
Jones went on to complete only 2 of 5 pass attempts for 20 yards on the series. However, a successful pass to Jakobi Meyers was erroneously called as an incompletion before Kristian Wilkerson was unable to haul in an impressive 34-yard end zone throw by the youngster.