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Halfway through the season, Mac Jones’ numbers are well below last year’s. Reporters asked him on Wednesday how he personally rated his performance.
“I try to categorize myself as an individual, so are the coaches,” Jones said. “But I always walk by and I see, ‘Okay, what happened on this play? Where are my feet? Where are my eyes? As a quarterback, it all has to come together. If it doesn’t fit no, you will never see everything.
The sophomore Patriots quarterback, whose QBR is the second-worst among NFL starters behind Baker Mayfield, said there’s more to it than numbers.
He completed 66% of his passes for 1,140 yards and threw four touchdowns against seven interceptions.
“Obviously there are individual things that you want to improve, the fundamentals, the technique,” Jones said. “You can look at the stats, but often there are false realities out there.”
When asked to give an example of something he had improved since July, Jones replied:
“You can look at yourself in July and then look at yourself at the end of the year…and see where you are,” Jones said. “Every week you want access to the best you can do, whether it’s your footwork, your accuracy, your placement for receivers catching and running. These are all things that I feel like we have improved over the year.
Jones is still finding his footing after missing three weeks with a sprained ankle. But the attack struggled before he was injured too. Mid-season, it’s still a work in progress,
“We’re all trying to focus on today and improve, improve as a team,” Jones said. “Obviously, as an offense, we want to score more points, more turnovers and all that. We can control these things and if we can control it, then we have to take control of it. It’s one of the big things. There are things beyond your control and there are things you control. So just try to focus on those things.
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