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Mac Jones joins Andrew Luck and Dak Prescott in the history books


New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has had a strong start to his career. He has huge shoes to fill as the Patriots franchise (prospect) quarterback, but so far the Alabama rookie has done an admirable job. In one context, the start of his career was historic.

According to NFL Research, Jones joined a pair of Pro Bowl quarterbacks in the NFL record books after the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24-6. He became the third quarterback since the NFL-AFL merger to win at least five games, throw 10 touchdowns and record at least 2,000 yards through the air in his first nine games, joining Andrew Luck and Dak Prescott.

Jones has thrown for 2,135 yards this season, along with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He ranked 15th in passing yards per game today. Behind Jones and running back Damien Harris, the Patriots rank 11th in points per game so far.

Today wasn’t good for Jones as he made a dirty play against Brian Burns of the Panthers which led to Burns going to the medical tent. Carolina’s point carrier finally returned to play. Jones was not reported on the game and was not asked about it after the game.

New England are 5-4 after today’s victory, their third in a row. The Patriots’ next game is Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

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