Mac Attack in New England

If you’re from Boston or have seen Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives starring Guy Fieri, then you may have heard of the Mac Attack Burger from Boston Burger Company. Food aside, Patriots fans will be hoping for a different kind of Mac Attack on the playing field this upcoming season as rookie Mac Jones has taken over the starting QB position for the team.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

After a crazy turn of events on Tuesday morning, Cam Newton was cut from the team. This immediately puts first-round draft pick Mac Jones into a Day 1 starting position in Foxborough.

Jones finished the preseason 36-of-52 for 389 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He played a total of 107 snaps.

At a previous time Bill Belichick had talked about how he looks for consistency and production over a time period when he evaluates quarterbacks. This would include practices, games, and other team activities. With that being the case, Newton’s absence due to his mistake of not following COVID-19 protocols definitely gave Jones time to shine even more than he already had. Jones was able to stand out and show the consistency and production that Belichick wanted to see. He ran the Patriots offense like a traditional Patriots offense should be run and showed that he can do it well while Newton was missing from the picture.

As the Patriots head into the regular season with a game against the Miami Dolphins, it will be time to see what Mac Jones and the team can do when the games really matter.

Patriots Roster Cuts

S Adrian Colbert: Released

WR Tre Nixon: Waived

DT Bill Murray: Waived

G Will Sherman: Waived

WR Kristian Wilkerson: Waived

CB Dee Virgin: Waived

CB D’Angelo Ross: Waived

TE Matt LaCosse: Released

G Alex Redmond: Released

CB Myles Bryant: Waived

WR Isaiah Zuber: Waived

DT Montravius Adams: Released

QB Cam Newton: Released

CB Stephon Gilmore: PUP

DT Akeem Spence: Released

DT Byron Cowart: PUP

LB Cameron McGrone: NFI

K Nick Folk: Released

QB Brian Hoyer: Released

C James Ferentz: Released

OT Korey Cunningham: Waived

LB Tashawn Bower: Waived

CB Michael Jackson Sr.: Waived

DT Nick Thurman: Waived/Injured

LB Anfernee Jennings: IR

QB Jarrett Stidham: PUP

LB Terez Hall: PUP

S Joshuah Bledsoe: NFI

Patriots Acquisitions

OL Yasir Durant: Trade


Photo: (Matt Rourke – AP Photo)


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