CBS Sports predicts 3 games where Mac Jones could become Patriots starting QB

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Former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones became a controversial topic of discussion prior to the 2021 NFL draft. Instead of going No. 3 overall, he slid all the way to No. 15 to the New England Patriots.

The Patriots currently have Cam Newton as their incumbent starting quarterback. After playing the 2020 season in New England on a one-year deal, the team signed him to another single-season contract through 2021.

Other than Newton and Jones, former Auburn quarterback, Jarrett Stidham, is also in the quarterback room. However, Stidham is seen as QB3 on the projected depth chart.

Is Jones destined to sit on the sidelines and wait his turn, or is he bound to become the Patriots starter at some point in his rookie season?

CBS Sports’ Tyler Sullivan predicts there are three games on New England’s schedule where Jones could overtake Newton for the job.

  1. Week 5: Patriots @ Texans

  2. Week 12: Patriots vs. Titans

  3. Week 15: Patriots @ Colts

There’s no telling what the coaching staff has in store for Jones, or if they would even consider giving him the opportunity to start as the season progresses.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Mac Jones through his rookie season in the NFL with the New England Patriots.