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New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones

The New England Patriots selected cornerback Jack Jones in the fourth round (No. 121 overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft. After only 18 games with the franchise, Jones was waived on Nov. 13, 2023. Despite spending less than two years with the Patriots, Jones stayed long enough to develop a distaste for the Foxboro faithful.

Yesterday, Jones took to X. He commented on Mac Jones reportedly looking happier since his trade to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jones contends it was not due to leaving Bill Belichick, but rather getting away from Patriots fans.

After a promising rookie campaign, things did not go nearly as smoothly for Jones in 2023. This included a first-quarter benching against the Washington Commanders, followed by playing just 10 snaps in the following game against the Indianapolis Colts when they played in Germany. New England placed Jack Jones on waivers as soon as they arrived back in the United States.

Patriots coaches have tried to deflect all questions regarding Jones in recent weeks. Bill Belichick would not directly answer a question about whether Jones not playing against Washington was disciplinary in nature. Cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino responded to a question about Jones not seeming “bought-in” while sitting on the bench instead of standing on the sideline with, β€œYou could ask Jack about that.”

An offseason arrest had put Jack Jones’ NFL career very much in doubt before his second season even began. But while the court proceedings were happening (charges were eventually dropped) he was allowed to continue practicing with the Patriots during preseason. However, he was injured at the end of camp and ended up beginning the year on injured reserve. When he came back, he was not nearly as effective as in his rookie campaign. He was flagged for several obvious penalties. But it appears off-field issues more than performance led the Patriots to make such a move midseason. He was claimed by the Las Vegas Raiders, with whom he finished the season and remains under contract.

It is difficult to say whom Jack Jones’ comments benefit.

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Football Fun Fact of the Day

Jack Jones is one of 13 Patriots rookies to return an interception for a touchdown. The only one with two pick-sixes in Don Webb (1961), Webb was recently featured here as the Iowa State representative in the Patriots March Madness predictions.

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