Mac Jones shares how great as a mentor Tom Brady has been so far

Patriots legend Brady has been mentoring Jones.

by Dzevad Mesic
Mac Jones shares how great as a mentor Tom Brady has been so far
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Mac Jones called Tom Brady "a legend" and "a great guy" while speaking about the mentorship he has received from the New England Patriots icon. After 20 seasons with the Patriots, Brady left the team in 2020. The following year, the Patriots used their 15th overall pick to select Jones.

Although Brady wasn't anymore with the Patriots when Jones was drafted, he has still been helping to the starting Patriots quarterback. “He’s definitely a legend. I have all the respect for him, he’s a great guy.

He’s actually helped me a lot already, just talking to him or whatever. He’s been a great mentor and stuff. He’s a great player. Love watching his film. ... He pops up on game tape, obviously, from last year and everything, too.

He’s always on the film doing the right thing so just trying to learn from him. He’s been awesome," Jones said on WEEI’s “Jones and Mego” show, via MassLive.

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Jones says he can reach out to Brady when he needs help

Jones, 25, also revealed that he is free to reach out to Brady whenever he needs help.

However, Jones seemingly doesn't want to bother Brady too much. Instead, Jones is using film to analyze and learn from Brady's game. “I think whether it was [Brian] Hoyer that was here, whoever, you meet a lot of people that have known him and everything, and the stories … so that always helps.

Just being able to learn from that. He’s always on the film like I said, so just watching the football, the timing, his operation of everything. So he’s definitely the greatest to do it, and that’s why you want to watch him and learn," Jones said.

After a great rookie season in 2021, Jones didn't do really well last year. Going into the 2023 season, Jones is determined to do better this year and bounce back from a disappointing 2022 season.

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