Mac Jones Gets First Pro Bowl as alternate
Rookie quarterback Mac Jones has earned his first pro bowl of his career as an alternate. Jones wasn't the first choice by the voters to play in the Pro Bowl but due to opt outs by Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Josh Allen declining to play this year, Jones was given the nod.
Jones had a solid rookie season for the New England Patriots. He led the Patriots to the playoffs for the first time since 2019, Jones finished the year going 352-for-521 and 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while also leading rookie quarterbacks in touchdowns and is a finalist for Rookie of the Year.
Jones has big shoes to fill in New England by replacing the newly retired and what most believe is the greatest football player of all time Tom Brady. Jones fell into the Patriots lap on draft night as he was taken 15th by the Patriots and he was named the starter for week one.
Jones was coming off a national championship at Alabama where he led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season for the first time since 2009 and head coach Bill Belichick believes he has found his guy that he can win a Super Bowl with and start a second dynasty in New England.