Mac Jones

QB · New England Patriots

Height 6'3" Weight 217
DOB 1998-09-05 Age 25.0
College Alabama

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 26 (Tier 5) · ADP (12-team PPR): 21.12, 252nd

Position Rankings

Tier 5
24Ryan Tannehill, TEN735.122.0216.2
25Sam Howell, WAS1423.016.1021.0
26Mac Jones, NE1125.021.1215.1
27Matthew Stafford, LAR1035.618.1015.9
28C.J. Stroud, HOU721.920.09
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Mac Jones Faces Tough Matchup In Week 3

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will have his work cut out for him against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. While these two teams are evenly matched, New York has a relentless defense featuring the likes of Sauce Gardner, Quinnen Williams, and others. The Patriots may choose to establish the running game early, though there's still room for Jones to have a big day. He's off to a solid start this season, totaling 547 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions through two games. He ranks as a mid-to-low QB2 in Week 3 of fantasy football.

    Sep 22 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Trent Brown, Patriots Agree To Revised Contract

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    The New England Patriots and offensive tackle Trent Brown agreed to a revised, improved contract on Tuesday with the team adding $2 million worth of incentives to his deal in 2023, making his deal worth up to $13 million total. Brown will still hit free agency at the end of the season. The 30-year-old started on quarterback Mac Jones' blind side at left tackle in the Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he suffered a concussion in that contest and was forced to miss Sunday night's loss to the division-rival Miami Dolphins. He'll have to clear the league's concussion protocol this week in order to get the green light to play this Sunday in Week 3 against the New York Jets as the Patriots look to get their first win of 2023.

    Sep 19 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones Sacked Five Times In Week 2 Loss

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 31 of 42 passes for 231 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday evening. He added 25 rushing yards but was also sacked five times. Jones looked solid for most of the game, especially in the fourth quarter when he led two touchdown drives and executed a solid two-minute drill before a desperate fourth-down play came up just short. Despite showing some progress under center, Jones should be avoided in most formats as he takes on a dominant Jets defense in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • 'Tightest bonds you can have': Patriots' Mac Jones-Mike Gesicki friendship

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    Hours after Gesicki signed with the Patriots, Jones invited him to crash at his place. On Sunday night, they face Gesicki's old team, the Dolphins.

    Sep 15 · ESPN Patriots Mike Gesicki Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is a viable, mid-range QB2 in fantasy football ahead of this week's game versus the Miami Dolphins. Jones found success while facing a heavy workload last Sunday, completing 35 of 54 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He'll likely approach 50 attempts again this week as the Patriots try to keep up with a red-hot Dolphins offense. Fortunately for Jones, Miami doesn't have a particularly daunting secondary, so he could have a very strong week.

    Sep 15 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones Not On The Fantasy Radar In Week 1

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is coming off a disappointing season in 2022 and will look to turn the page in 2023, starting in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones threw for 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 102 yards and a score over 14 games last season. Jones looked good and made a lot of improvements this offseason. "Mac's had a good offseason and has had a really good camp," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said. "He understands the offense -- how it works, how to get his teammates involved, how to help them be productive. So he's had a really good stretch here; it's been consistent all the way through."The 25-year-old faces a daunting Eagles defense that ranked first in pass DVOA in 2022. Fantasy managers looking for a streamer can look elsewhere, as Jones is mainly a desperation play in superflex leagues only.

    Sep 10 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Bailey Zappe Signed To 53-Man Roster

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    The Patriots signed quarterback Bailey Zappe back to the 53-man roster. The signal-caller was surprisingly waived on cutdown day but added to the practice squad after clearing waivers. But considering New England is releasing Matt Corral, it appears Zappe is now the permanent backup. The last move also means there's still a chance Zappe could emerge as the team's starter at some point during the season, so Mac Jones may be on a short leash moving ahead. The 24-year-old appeared in four games last season and threw for 781 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions while completing 70.7% of his attempts.

    Sep 9 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones Bailey Zappe
  • Philadelphia Defense Has Top Five Potential Week 1

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    The Philadelphia Eagles defense will travel to New England to take on the Patriots in the regular season opener on Sunday. Finishing as the No. 5 overall fantasy defense in 2022, Philadelphia led the league in sacks and recorded 27 total turnovers. Opening up the season against the New England Patriots makes them one of the top options in Week 1. Quarterback Mac Jones struggled mightily in 2022. While he now has an actual offensive mind calling the plays in Bill O'Brien, the supporting cast around the third-year signal caller leaves a lot to be desired. New England's offense averaged just over 21 points per game and has a couple of offensive linemen on the injury report. Philadelphia should be considered a top-five fantasy option in Week 1.

    Sep 7 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Bill Belichick Addresses Patriots' Decision To Waive Bailey Zappe, Claim Matt Corral

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    The Patriots were busy reshaping their quarterback depth chart last week, including the surprising decision to waive 2022 fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe. The risk paid off and Zappe was retained via the practice squad, but he has new competition for the backup QB role. New England claimed former Panthers draftee Matt Corral off waivers, filling the vacancy at […]

    Sep 4 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Panthers Matt Corral Andy Dalton Mac Jones Bryce Young Bailey Zappe
  • Bill Belichick Praises Mac Jones

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    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick praised quarterback Mac Jones' improvement heading into this Sunday's Week 1 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. "Mac's had a good offseason and has had a really good camp," Belichick said. "He understands the offense -- how it works, how to get his teammates involved, how to help them be productive. So he's had a really good stretch here; it's been consistent all the way through." Belichick also said Jones is in "excellent physical condition" and has "made a lot of improvement in reads, decision-making and timing." Meanwhile, the Pats haven't announced who will be Jones' backup heading into Week 1. Jones doesn't really have anywhere to go but up after last year's disappointment, but in fantasy terms, his ceiling remains low.

    Sep 4 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Latest On Bailey Zappe, Patriots QB2 Situation

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    When the Patriots’ 2022 season ended unceremoniously, some pundits wondered if 2022 fourth-round quarterback Bailey Zappe could battle 2021 first-round pick Mac Jones for the starting gig. Now, heading into the regular season, it’s uncertain if Zappe is even set to be New England’s QB2. [RELATED: Patriots Claim QB Matt Corral] Zappe was a surprise […]

    Sep 2 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Matt Corral Malik Cunningham Mac Jones Bailey Zappe
  • Offseason In Review: New England Patriots

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    The 2022 season saw the Patriots fail to make the playoffs for the second time in the post-Tom Brady era. While the players deserve their fair share of blame for the team’s lack of success, New England’s struggles could mostly be attributed to the sideline. With Josh McDaniels having left for Las Vegas, Bill Belichick […]

    Sep 2 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Patriots Jake Andrews Bryce Baringer Isaiah Bolden Kendrick Bourne Kayshon Boutte Tom Brady Matt Corral Malik Cunningham Demario Douglas Ezekiel Elliott Mike Gesicki Davon Godchaux Christian Gonzalez Stephen Gostkowski Rob Gronkowski Lawrence Guy Hunter Henry Jack Jones Jonathan Jones Mac Jones Marcus Jones Matt Judon Atonio Mafi Marte Mapu Raekwon McMillan Jalen Mills DeVante Parker Jabrill Peppers Chad Ryland Matthew Slater JuJu Smith-Schuster Ameer Speed Rhamondre Stevenson Keion White Mack Wilson Deatrich Wise Bailey Zappe
  • Patriots Claim Matt Corral Off Waivers From Panthers

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    The New England Patriots claimed former Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral off waivers on Thursday, according to a source. The Panthers waived the former third-round pick in 2022 after he missed his entire rookie season due to a left foot injury he suffered last preseason. Corral figures to open the 2023 regular season as Mac Jones' primary backup, with both Bailey Zappe and Malik Cunningham serving as more QB depth on New England's practice squad. Corral was let go in Carolina after the team drafted Bryce Young with the first overall pick and brought in veteran Andy Dalton to be his backup in the offseason.

    Aug 31 · Source via Patriots Panthers Matt Corral Mac Jones
  • Bailey Zappe, Malik Cunningham Join Patriots Practice Squad

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    New England Patriots quarterbacks Bailey Zappe and Malik Cunningham were surprisingly released as teams cut down to 53-man rosters on Tuesday. However, both players went unclaimed on waivers and are now joining the Patriots' practice squad. Mac Jones remains the only active quarterback on the roster for now. It's unclear what Bill Belichick's motive was in making these moves, but it seems like Mac Jones' job security is strong after an offseason of doubt.

    Aug 30 · Source via Patriots Malik Cunningham Mac Jones Bailey Zappe
  • Patriots Reduce Roster To 53 Players

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    The Patriots made headlines earlier today when they moved on from both of their backup QBs, leaving Mac Jones as the lone quarterback on the active roster. The organization has continued making moves, reducing their roster to 53 players: Released: OL James Ferentz TE Anthony Firkser LB Joe Giles-Harris RB Ty Montgomery LB Calvin Munson […]

    Aug 29 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Joshuah Bledsoe Isaiah Bolden Tom Brady Anthony Firkser Trey Flowers Kevin Harris Mac Jones Ty Montgomery Calvin Munson Ronnie Perkins Matt Sokol Raleigh Webb
  • Mac Jones Not Expected To Play In Friday's Preseason Finale

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is not expected to play in the team's final preseason game on Friday against the Tennessee Titans. Jones is the Patriots' Week 1 starter so there's no point throwing him out there for the finale and risking an injury. The 24-year-old signal-caller is looking to bounce back from a poor 2022 season in which he threw for just 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Patriots coaching staff did him no favors, though, as head coach Bill Belichick had Matt Patricia and Joe Judge calling plays. Things are looking brighter with former NFL head coach and ex-Patriots OC Bill O'Brien coming back to New England to call plays and coach up Jones. The Pats have a tough Week 1 opener, however, as they host the reigning NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. Jones projects as a QB2 for this upcoming season.

    Aug 25 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones Starts In Preseason Win Over Green Bay

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 6-of-9 pass attempts for 52 yards while rushing for four yards on one attempt in Saturday's 21-17 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers. Jones started on Saturday and led New England's offense on their first opening drive, with running back Rhamondre Stevenson finishing it off with a one-yard touchdown run. The former first-round pick was sacked twice and fumbled while getting sacked in his last appearance in the game. Bailey Zappe came in and led the second-team offense to two offensive scores. Zappe has a six-yard touchdown run and connected with Kayshon Boutte for a 42-yard touchdown strike. Despite Zappe's strong preseason play, Jones is New England's starting quarterback and will look to rebound in 2023 after a disastrous sophomore campaign. Jones is a borderline QB2 and mainly has value in superflex league formats.

    Aug 20 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Bailey Zappe Efficient In Preseason Opener

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    New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe completed 12-of-14 passes for 79 yards in Thursday's 20-9 preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Zappe drew the start for New England as the Patriots gave quarterback Mac Jones the night off. The 24-year-old played the entire first half but could only lead the offense to three points. Zappe was efficient on Thursday but averaged just 5.6 yards per attempt. Most of his passing yards came from a 27-yard completion to Tyquan Thornton late in the first quarter. Zappe is New England's backup quarterback and would only be fantasy relevant if Jones were to miss any time.

    Aug 11 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones Bailey Zappe
  • Mac Jones Not Throwing In Warmups Thursday

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones isn't taking part in warmups on Thursday before the team's preseason opener. It's not a surprise, as Jones wasn't expected to play n the team's first preseason game this week. With Jones likely sitting, Bailey Zappe, Trace McSorley and Malik Cunningham will be New England's quarterbacks on Thursday against the Houston Texans. The 24-year-old Jones could get some work in the team's second preseason game on Aug. 19 against the Green Bay Packers. In a make-or-break year, Jones can't really go anywhere but up after last year's debacle on offense. However, his fantasy ceiling remains pretty low as a low-end QB2 without many explosive options to throw to.

    Aug 10 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones Not Expected To Play Thursday In Preseason Opener

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is not expected to play in the team's preseason opener on Thursday against the Houston Texans. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Jones should see some work later in the preseason. With Jones unlikely to play this week, Bailey Zappe, Trace McSorley and Malik Cunningham will get their opportunities to impress. The 24-year-old Jones is likely in a make-or-break year in New England in 2023, and he already looks way more comfortable in Bill O'Brien's offense after the Pats scheme was a train wreck a year ago. Still, Jones doesn't have any elite weapons to throw to. He has a pretty low fantasy ceiling as a glorified game manager for Bill Belichick. Jones continues to be an unexciting low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    Aug 8 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Pats QB Jones wants to have more fun in 2023

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    Mac Jones hopes to have more fun on the field in his third season as the Patriots' QB.

    Aug 3 · ESPN Patriots Mac Jones
  • Mac Jones Has Best Day Of Camp On Tuesday

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones' best day of training camp practice came on Tuesday, finishing the day 7-for-10 in team drills with two touchdowns in a final red-zone period versus the top defense. None of his individual plays were highlights, but he showed progress in the new offense. It was the best showing of any QB on the team this summer, and talk of any QB controversy between Jones and Bailey Zappe appears to have settled down. Head coach Bill Belichick hasn't straight out said that Jones will be the starter for Week 1 of the regular season, but it would be a big surprise if the 24-year-old isn't well on his way to earning that designation sooner than later. Jones should fare better in offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's system, but it probably isn't going to produce much in terms of fantasy. Jones is a low-end QB2 option in two-QB, superflex leagues, at best.

    Aug 1 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • How Patriots OC Bill O'Brien will fix the offense, get QB Mac Jones back on track

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    O'Brien is back as the Patriots offensive coordinator, as the team aims to hit its offensive stride for the first time in the post-Tom Brady era.

    Jul 26 · ESPN Patriots Mac Jones
  • Latest On Bill Belichick's Job Security

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    The post-Tom Brady era in New England has seen more lows than highs. After missing the postseason only once between 2003 and 2019, the Patriots have now missed the playoffs in two of the past three seasons. As a result, owner Robert Kraft is reportedly getting antsy, and he may be pointing the finger at […]

    Jul 21 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Mac Jones
  • Bill Belichick On The Hot Seat In New England?

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    NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran said on The Rich Eisen Show on Monday that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is on the hot seat entering the 2023 season. Belichick didn't have a viable plan for the offense when offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels left last year, which caused big-time regression for the offense as a whole and second-year quarterback Mac Jones. Curran also suggests that Belichick has been somewhat on the hot seat since midway through the 2019 season. The Patriots won't necessarily need to make the postseason for Belichick to avoid getting the axe, but the offense must improve, as well as Belichick's relationship with Jones. If Belichick is fired after the 2023 season, Curran believes Jerod Mayo would be his replacement. Owner Robert Kraft has been intensely dissatisfied with the results for the Patriots over the last several seasons.

    Jul 18 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Differing Opinions On Mac Jones Among Patriots Brass?

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    According to The Boston Globe's Ben Volin, New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft is a staunch supporter of quarterback Mac Jones, and the Kraft family is fully invested in Jones succeeding after a disappointing sophomore season in 2022. However, head coach Bill Belichick doesn't share the same sentiments regarding the young signal-caller. While it was reported earlier this offseason that Belichick and Jones have smoothed out some of their differences from a season ago, it appears that Belichick and the front office don't see eye to eye when it comes to the 24-year-old. The third-year QB has reportedly looked much better in new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's scheme during offseason workouts as he heads into a make-or-break season. If Jones struggles early, though, it will be interesting to see how New England handles the situation with Bailey Zappe waiting for another opportunity behind him.

    Jul 16 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Quarterback Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1PHIL 20-2528.3280100.070.056355464.83163122157.5000
    2MIAL 17-2417.12374100.063.547314273.82311145255.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 9, 19, 11, 6


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@MIAL 7-2013.73057100.056.132213070.0213112200.0001
    2@PITW 17-1416.21868100.061.842213560.0252110760.8600
    3BALL 26-3722.2966100.056.137223268.83210335316.2010
    4@GBL 24-270.0-----------------
    5DETW 29-00.0-----------------
    6@CLEW 38-150.0-----------------
    7CHIL 14-332.1291834.617.393650.0130103248.0000
    8@NYJW 22-1714.62378100.053.842243568.61941167192.7100
    9INDW 26-311.22363100.049.231203066.71471041-2-2.0000
    11NYJW 10-312.62163100.046.029232785.2246006231.5000
    12@MINL 26-3327.1655100.070.939283971.838220300-00
    13BUFL 10-2414.52254100.072.239223661.1195101372.3300
    14@ARIW 27-1310.72459100.067.840243568.62350115-1-0.2000
    15@LVL 24-306.63165100.053.835133141.91120004102.5000
    16CINL 18-2219.91156100.060.734213363.62402041-1-1.0000
    17MIAW 23-2118.31560100.060.036203360.6204203310.3300
    18@BUFL 23-3521.7868100.064.744264065.0243331451.2500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 6, 44, 5, 3, 34, 37, 48, 5, 48, 7, 1, 2, 2, 26
    Rushing: 3


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1MIAL 16-1718.12375100.052.039293974.428110100-00
    2@NYJW 25-69.33058100.051.730223073.318600300-00
    3NOL 13-2817.32372100.079.257305158.82701326284.6700
    4TBL 17-1920.71959100.069.541314077.52752141-1-1.0000
    5@HOUW 25-2214.92464100.048.431233076.7231111133.0000
    6DALL 29-3518.12054100.042.623152171.42292122-4-2.0001
    7NYJW 54-1325.386484.251.339243666.73072013196.3300
    8@LACW 27-2411.92877100.050.639183551.42170014102.5000
    9@CARW 24-610.4275690.332.320121866.7139112242.0001
    10CLEW 45-721.945886.634.323192382.619830200-00
    11@ATLW 25-013.51964100.050.032222684.6207113610.1700
    12TENW 36-1324.665998.356.734233271.93102022115.5000
    13@BUFW 14-100.72851100.015.782366.7190005-3-0.6000
    15@INDL 17-2722.2968100.067.646264557.829922111212.0000
    16BUFL 21-338.63064100.059.438143243.81450216335.5000
    17JACW 50-1024.655981.944.432223073.32273002126.0000
    18@MIAL 24-3316.52462100.053.233203066.7261112341.3301
    WC@BUFL 17-4719.4-63100.063.540243863.22322232189.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 7, 22, 11, 1, 13, 20, 75, 15, 1, 7, 3, 23, 3, 19, 4, 41, 12, 7, 6, 4, 20, 18, 3, 4

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