3. Mac Jones
If Mac Jones can’t get over the hump in Week 3, the calls for Bailey Zappe will only get louder.
In Week 1, he had multiple chances to put the Patriots ahead in the fourth quarter against the Eagles, but he couldn’t get it done. In Week 2, he had the ball in his hands with a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but once again he came up empty.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty sick of this. Jones is a fine game manager, sure, but it’s becoming abundantly clear that he doesn’t have what it takes to win in clutch situations. It’s been two years since he led a game-winning drive or fourth-quarter comeback, and he got blown out in his only playoff game.
Jones has often shirked accountability as well, throwing teammates and coaches under the bus when he doesn’t come through. That’s not what good leaders do, and his constant whining is getting tiresome.
With each week that goes by, I become more and more convinced that drafting Jones was a mistake. He may have a high floor, but he also has a low ceiling, and you can’t win the Super Bowl with a quarterback who doesn’t come through for you late in games.
Jones is still a better quarterback than Zach Wilson, fortunately, though that’s not saying much. It’s going to be incredibly embarrassing if he loses to Wilson this weekend, and it may cost him his starting job.
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