New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones had positive things to say about Josh McDaniels, as questions surrounding a possible Patriots-McDaniels reunion are beginning to swirl.
Jones overlapped with McDaniels during his rookie season in 2021. He had his best year as an NFL quarterback, throwing for 3,801 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Together, the two helped New England go 10-7 on the season and reach the playoffs. The first-round playoff matchup against the Buffalo Bills was the team’s last playoff game to this point.
Now, both are struggling.
McDaniels was fired by the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday night. Jones is in the middle of a season that has seen him play inconsistently. He has nine touchdowns and eight interceptions on the year. When commenting on McDaniels’ firing, Jones expressed his appreciation for his former offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
“I have a lot of respect for Josh and his family,” said Jones. “…I have a great relationship with him.”
Mac Jones on Josh McDaniels’ firing: “I have a lot of respect for Josh and his family. … I have a great relationship with him.”
Jones had his best season with McDaniels in 2021. pic.twitter.com/F3e2SpNHKF
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It’s unclear whether McDaniels will reunite with the Patriots organization. At the very least, it might be wise for the team to give him a call considering the last bit of offensive success they had came under his watch.