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At this point, we’re probably just weeks, not years, away from enshrining Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones in the Hall of Fame. Jones, who through 12 weeks is nearing Bird, Big Papi, Belichick and clam chowder status in New England, received additional praise this week via a potential roommate in Canton – Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
“[He’s] sort of a young carbon copy of Tom Brady,” Favre said during his radio show, The SiriusXM Blitz with Brett Favre and Bruce Murray.
Mac Jones: 123.2 passer rating in Week 12
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Favre expressed his admiration one day after Jones recorded the highest passer rating amongst Week 12 NFL quarterbacks, 123.2. The rookie QB completed 23 of 32 passes for 310 yards and no interceptions.
In comparing Jones to Lord Brady, Favre said: “It’s premature to crown anyone, a team or player at this point in the season, but I mean, obviously, Belichick and Josh McDaniels and the organization chose Mac Jones for a reason. The way he plays, being ready to play instantly and not making mistakes.”
While others got busy sculpting the Jones bust for Canton, Favre continued: “And it’s obviously way premature to say he is the next Tom Brady, but he plays a lot like him. He’s an intellectual player. He’s not going to beat you with his feet, but his mind and his arm and his pocket presence. He has all those tools.”
The next stop on the Jones hype tour is Monday night when the Patriots visit Buffalo, which is about three hours north of Canton, OH. There are no coincidences.
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