It was the perfect situation for Bill Belichick and company, who selected Jones with the No. 15 overall pick. The Patriots didn’t have to move up to select the national title winner.
So far in training camp, Jones has done nothing but live up to the hype of a first-round pick. He’s competed with Cam Newton for the starting role and pushed the former NFL MVP every step of the way.
Patriots players can’t help but be impressed with the rookie quarterback so far this summer. On Thursday afternoon, veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer had some high praise Jones.
Here’s what he said, via NESN.com:
“I’ve been very impressed with his mental capacity,” Hoyer said. “I’ve always said this every year I’ve talked to you guys, there’s a lot being thrown at the quarterback position in this offense. And my biggest advice is always take it one day at a time, digest it, retain it and then go back out. So he’s done a great job.”
Both Newton and Jones have performed well so far in training camp. It’s unclear which quarterback will win the starting role, but several Patriots beat writers suggested Jones will win the job.
Who will win the job?