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Former Patriots receiver Julian Edelman mentioned that the Patriots’ best choice on the quarterback place is to stay with Mac Jones for the remainder of the 12 months.
“I’d stick it out. They’re not going to pay Kirk [Cousins] subsequent 12 months,” Edelman mentioned throughout an look on The Voncast with Von Miller. “You’d hire Kirk in case you have a shot except you need to pay him for the following few years. I feel you’ve received to stay with Mac and that is the place you see his psychological toughness.
“When issues should not at their finest, numerous traits come out of individuals and that’s form of once you need to consider them as a result of that’s when you already know whether or not you’ve received a canine or not.”
Jones has simply 5 touchdowns in his first six video games and has thrown seven interceptions. Offensive line play has been a difficulty, the Patriots are close to the underside of the lead in speeding yards, and the receivers have additionally struggled to get open.
However Jones has nonetheless made some head-scratching choices which have resulted poorly for the Patriots.
The Patriots have pulled Jones twice during the last three weeks, opting to let Bailey Zappe end blowout losses in opposition to Dallas and New Orleans. They’ve elevated Malik Cunningham from the observe squad and signed him to a three-year deal.
Because the commerce deadline approaches, the Patriots might even discover how a lot Jones might carry again in a commerce.
Edelman spoke about how Tom Brady was in a position to adapt his sport and carry out nicely beneath adversity. Jones has not proven the identical capabilities.
“It’s exhausting for me as a result of I’ve solely actually seen a technique,” Edelman mentioned. “The man that I performed with, Tom, if the offensive line was struggling that day, he would alter his sport. He would get the ball out fast like let’s discover a fast matchup. He knew find out how to alter his sport, and it’s exhausting to provide a real unbiased tackle the entire thing as a result of that’s actually all I do know.”
Miller performs outdoors linebacker for the Payments. The Payments will journey to Foxborough on Sunday for a divisional matchup. Miller mentioned he has seen Jones’s expertise, regardless of the dearth of outcomes.
“I like Mac Jones. You possibly can see the expertise,” Miller mentioned. “You possibly can see why he was a first-rounder … I see it on movie, I see it on TV, it’s simply this play or that play and it units them again on the sticks.”
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