Who is coaching Mac Jones in 2022?
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones donated $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday.
“Helping young children is a bit of my passion: young people, whether they like sport or not, to help them achieve their dreams. » Jones said.
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At the presentation venue, the former Alabama All-American hung out with the kids, even played a little basketball and offered advice to a group of high school footballers at the club.
“It’s a bit different and a bit far from home”, Jones said. “But I feel like there are a lot of good kids here who, you know, need some guidance, but that’s all they really need. They have good hearts. Just talking with them today, to meet some of them, it’s really cool to see them all playing together and competing, having fun.
While Jones’ donation will help the Boys and Girls Club provide guidance, security and meals to the young people it touches, it remains unclear who will guide Jones through his second season in the NFL.
Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels left New England in January to become head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Bo Hardegree, who worked as an assistant quarterbacks coach for the Patriots last season, also left, joining McDaniels’ staff in Las Vegas as quarterbacks coach.
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While coach Bill Belichick has a team of assistants, so far New England has no offensive coordinator.
“I’m not big on titles,” says Belichick, whose staff also lacks a defensive coordinator. “We have work to do, so we will do the work.”
Belichick made the remark during his press conference Monday at the NFL’s annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Reporters peppered Belichick with questions about the Patriots coaching staff, specifically which coach would coach Jones,
“We do everything we do in the offseason” Belichick said“and certainly working through the offensive and defensive systems and special teams is a big part of what we do, and so we’re in the process. It’s great to have Joe Judge back and Matt (Patricia) They’re two really good coaches, and some of the other coaches we have offensively, (tight ends/fullbacks coach) Nick Caley, (wide receivers coach) Troy (Brown) and so on, some guys who were here last year. We’re working on it.
A former Birmingham-Southern and Alabama assistant coach, Judge returned to New England as an offensive assistant this offseason. The New York Giants fired Judge in January after serving as their head coach for two seasons. For the previous eight seasons, Judge had been on the Patriots’ coaching staff, working as a special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Patricia also returned to New England after losing her job as an NFL head coach. Patricia had spent 14 seasons with the Patriots, including six as defensive coordinator, when he took over the Detroit Lions. After three seasons, Patricia returned to New England last year and has the title of senior football advisor.
“Each will have a defined role, as they always do,” Belichick said. “Again, the offseason is the offseason. Once we are on the pitch and training the players and planning the game and things like that, everything will work itself out.
Asked who would call the games for Jones this season, Belichick said the Patriots “won’t call it for a while.”
“We’ll come back to it when it’s time to get there,” Belichick said. “Right now there are a lot of other things on the table.”
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Working with McDaniels and Hardegree last season, Jones started every game after joining the Patriots as the 15th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He completed 352 of 521 passes for 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
The Pro Football Writers of America selected Jones as their All-Rookie quarterback for the 2021 season, and Jones capped off his first NFL campaign by playing in the Pro Bowl.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.