FOXBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - Patriots fans will not suffer another week of uncertainty when it comes to the quarterback situation, with new reports stating Mac Jones is set to play against the New York Jets.
ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates is reporting that Jones took 90% of the snaps at Wednesday’s practice – the first drills since New England’s 33-14 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Yates said Jones will start against the Jets going into Week 8, according to his sources.
The Patriots’ 2021 first-round draft pick started briefly on Monday against the Bears, coming back after suffering a high ankle sprain in September that left him on the injury report for weeks.
The second-year quarterback went 3-6, throwing for 13 yards and an interception before being replaced by Bailey Zappe as part of a planned rotation. Jones was reportedly supposed to return in the second half against Chicago, but stayed out as the game’s score got out of control.
During Monday’s game, Zappe went 5 of 6 for 109 yards in the first half, before throwing two interceptions in the second, completing 14 of 22 passes overall.
Two days later, Mac Jones did not appear on Wednesday’s most recent injury report. Earlier in the day, he spoke with the media to reaffirm that he was feeling good as he works to get back into his old routines.
“I feel pretty good – I think, like I said, just trying to get my treatment and I’ve done a good job with that and just like everybody else, just sticking to my routine and trying to get back into that and try to just become a better football player,” Jones said. “Whatever I can do to do that, just like everybody else on our team, I’m gonna do and that just goes with working hard and treatment’s part of that, too.”
The Patriots are scheduled to kick-off against the Jets at MetLife stadium on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
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