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Julian Edelman Shares His First Impression Of Mac Jones

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman celebrating a first down.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots reacts after a first down in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Through two games of the 2021 NFL season, No. 15 overall pick Mac Jones has lived up to his draft position and then some.

After the Alabama star slipped in the 2021 draft, Bill Belichick and company wasted no time turning in the pick. So far this season, he's been the best rookie quarterback selected in the draft.

While he's not challenging Justin Herbert's rookie passing records, Jones is doing everything the Patriots ask of him. He's yet to turn the ball over and is completing nearly 74-percent of his passes.

Former Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman made it clear he's impressed with the young quarterback. "I think he's a stud," Edelman said via Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss.

Edelman went on the say he can already see "baby steps" in Jones' progression so far this season.

The former Alabama start has thrown for a modest 467 yards and hasn't thrown his first NFL touchdown pass just yet. However, he hasn't turned the ball over, which is impressive for a rookie quarterback.

Next up for Jones is a contest against the New Orleans Saints before Tom Brady and the Buccaneers come to town in Week 4.