At New England Patriots practice, QB Mac Jones shows off his offseason conditioning

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots The new, improved version is available to teammates. Mac Jones As the quarterback enters his second year with the team.

Receiver: “He's in his best shape of all his life.” Kendrick Bourne said. He looks amazing. His stomach is gone.

“When you are a rookie, it is hard to know what you don't know until you have lived it for a year. He's certainly in better shape than ever, and he is dominating in conditioning. It's incredible to watch.

Jones, the 2021 draft pick from Alabama, said that he started every game of his rookie NFL season.

“I just cleaned up the way I eat. After Monday's practice, Jones, who is 6'3 and 214 lbs, said that he had learned more about nutrition, sleep, and wellness than he ever has.

“I need to be able maintain my weight while still being able take hits. Each player must find the right balance. I have lost body fat and will gain muscle mass before the season begins to absorb the hits.

Jones's physical appearance has not been the only significant change to the Patriots offense. Josh McDaniels is now the Patriots head coach. Las Vegas Raiders.

Monday was the first day that reporters were allowed to observe the Patriots' practice. Head coach Bill Belichick's participation in the offense was noteworthy. Belichick was reading a card from Jones in the final 11-on-11 drill. Jones relayed the information to his teammates.

Former New York Giants Joe Judge, the head coach, is currently working with the quarterbacks. Detroit Lions Matt Patricia, the offensive line's head coach, is present. Both coaches took leadership roles in the offense's defense at times Monday.

Belichick has not yet named a play-caller or coordinator.

“It's my decision, but it's not mine to make. We have plenty of time. Jones stated, “It's all about the guys and me getting on the right page.” “It always comes back to the players and we're excited for growth together and to learn from anyone coaching us.”

Jones stated that Belichick spends more time Monday with the offense. “Obviously he has a great defense mind, but he also possesses great offensive knowledge.”

Bourne also pointed out Belichick’s presence as an offensive player in his second season as a Patriots veteran of six years.

He's been more present and has helped us out. He said that it's still a new thing and he wanted it to be a certain way. “He is a defensive guy so it's almost just about accepting and taking advantage of what time we're going get with him.”

Jones was 352-of-521 last season for 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and was frequently seen with McDaniels who was also the team’s quarterbacks coach. They formed an immediate connection.

Jones expressed his delight for McDaniels to get a job as a head coach, and said that Judge is “excited” to begin the next chapter.

“He has done a fantastic job coaching us. He's been around football for many years, seen a lot of it, been involved in special teams and played the position himself. [in college]He said,

“So he has knowledge which is very beneficial for me as a quarterback. And obviously, I'm going learn with him. This is our goal: to learn from each other and take his knowledge and then combine it with my experiences to make a great team.

Jones is still excited about the Patriots' receivers and trade acquisition DeVante Parker Bourne joined the core of last year's core. Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor Tight ends Hunter Henry Jonnu Smith.

Jones said, “I am really happy with our group.” “DeVante did a great job when he first came in and has been able to adapt to a new system. It's an excellent group. We need to keep pushing each other, elevate each other, and compete.”

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