The New England Patriots are currently riding a wave of momentum following back-to-back dominating victories over the past two weeks. With standout quarterback Mac Jones soon to return from an ankle injury that has held him out for the past three games, things are about to become much better for this club.
The Patriots star claimed that his ankle’s present health has greatly improved while speaking to reporters for the first time since suffering the injury (via Dakota Randall of NESN):
Um, yeah, I think I m doing well. Just trying to get better and get my treatment you know, day by day,” Jones said. “But it does feel pretty good, and I m just getting my treatment right now to be ready to go.
However, Jones was evasive when asked directly if he’ll be ready to play against the Chicago Bears on Monday:
Like I said, just gonna try and do my best to put the hours in to get ready,” he said. “And definitely moving better, so feels pretty good.
For the Patriots’ Week 7 game against Justin Fields and the Bears, Mac Jones has been listed as questionable to play. However, it appears that Jones is leaning toward taking the field on Monday based on his own remark here.
If he does, rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe will take over Jones’ position as the backup quarterback. Jones has reportedly been nothing but supportive of his rookie teammate, on the other hand, according to sources. Mac Jones claims that he is merely passing it along:
Yeah, I think I ve been in these types of situations before whether that s in college or not,” Jones said. “If you re in, you re in, and you want to have everyone helping you. He s done a good job of stepping up, of being a young guy. And I ve always had really good mentors and things like that, so that s my plan.
First published on ClutchPoints, the article Patriots star QB Mac Jones teases return for Monday Night Football matchup with Bears.