The NFL analyst made the case for Mac Jones as a “dark MVP candidate.”

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“How do we know that’s the ceiling?”


Mac Jones during the Patriots OTAs in 2022. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

The Red Sox lost 6-5 to the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Boston blew a 9th inning lead without nearer Tanner Houck (who cannot travel to Canada due to his vaccination status).

Tonight, the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays in the series finale at 7:07 p.m

The case for Mac Jones: In his second year as quarterback with the Patriots, Mac Jones will face heightened expectations after a successful rookie season.

According to NFL analyst Peter Schrager, the potential for Jones could be higher than expected.

“I said earlier this offseason [to] Give us a dark MVP candidate, ‘What about Mac Jones?’” Schrager explained. “I got laughed at on that show.”

“What if the Patriots are the team to win 14-3 this year? What if the Patriots are the team that takes first place in the AFC East?” Schrager said. “Mac Jones is why I’m confident this team can be a contender because he was great from the start as a rookie. How do we know this is the ceiling? He’s lost 15 pounds. Mentally he is fine. And the players and this coaching staff love him.”

Jones threw for 3,801 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and a 67.6 completion rate in 2021. New England finished 10-7 and returned to the playoffs after a year-long absence.

trifles: Who was the youngest NFL MVP to go to the University of Alabama?

(Answer below).

Note: He won it in the 2005 season.

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