Right here’s what Mac Jones mentioned about Invoice Belichick’s exit from Patriots


“I’m grateful to have performed for and discovered from such a legendary coach.”

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones talking to head coach Bill Belichick during a time out against the Buffalo Bills during fourth quarter NFL action at Gillette Stadium.
Mac Jones performed for Invoice Belichick for 3 seasons in New England. Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones joined the rising record of present and former gamers in New England who supplied up a tribute to Invoice Belichick after the legendary head coach parted methods with the group on Thursday.

Jones took to Instagram on Thursday night, sharing just a few photographs of himself with Belichick earlier than providing up some phrases of help for his former head coach.

“Coach Belichick has made such a big effect on my life,” Jones wrote. “I grew up dreaming of enjoying within the NFL and that dream grew even stronger after I watched Coach Belichick and the Patriots win the Tremendous Bowl in my hometown. My dream to play within the NFL got here true after I was drafted to the Patriots group and I’m grateful to have performed for and discovered from such a legendary coach.

“Coach Belichick has impacted me and so many different gamers in immeasurable methods. I want Coach Belichick and his household continued success sooner or later. #ForeverNE”

It was removed from an ideal partnership between Jones and Belichick during the last three seasons, with Jones and New England’s total regression on offense setting the stage for a 4-13 season in 2023 — Belichick’s eventual departure. 

Whereas Jones struggled with execution in a number of video games en path to his eventual benching after 11 video games, the 2021 first-round choose wasn’t aided by a number of pricey personnel selections by Belichick and New England’s high brass.

Be it shuffling by means of three offensive coordinators in three seasons, coping with a porous O-line and being geared up with few high-end receivers on New England’s roster, Jones struggled to construct off the promise he showcased throughout a Professional Bowl rookie season.

Although Belichick is now not teaching in New England, the writing nonetheless appears to be on the wall that Jones’ personal time in Foxborough is probably going additionally coming to an finish this offseason.

“I’ve quite a lot of respect for Mr. Kraft and his household and what they’ve constructed right here and the Patriots,” Jones mentioned on Monday. “On the finish of the day, quite a lot of that’s out of my management, however I hope they notice that I’m going to compete and I’m going to try this wherever I’m at on any NFL staff whether or not it’s right here or elsewhere.”