Mac Jones has revealed that he has totally cleaned up his diet and that he is in a great physical shape. The New England Patriots used their No. 15 pick in the 2021 NFL draft to select Jones and the quarterback showed talent in his rookie season.
In his first season in the NFL, Jones posted solid numbers as the Patriots finished with a 10-7 record and made the playoffs. Unfortunately for Jones, he didn't clinch his first playoff victory but still it was a good rookie season for him.
After a strong rookie season, Jones wanted to take a leap in Year 2 and improving his diet is just one of the steps he has taken this offseason. "I just cleaned up my diet," Jones said, per ESPN. "I've learned more this offseason than I probably ever have about nutrition, sleep, wellness, all that stuff.
"At the same time, I need to be able to maintain my weight and be able to take hits. There's a fine balance for every player. I've definitely trimmed down on the body fat, and I'll get a chance to bulk up before the season starts and be able to absorb hits."
Jones on who will be calling offensive plays
This offseason, the Patriots hired Joe Judge as their offensive assistant and he is working with quarterback.
Matt Patricia is working with the offensive line and both Judge and Patricia are considered to be in the running to be calling offensive plays for the Patriots in 2022. "It's not my decision to make and we have plenty of time for all that.
So right now, it's about the guys and I getting on the same page," Jones said. "It always goes back to the players, and we're excited to grow together and learn from whoever is coaching us." This offseason, the Patriots their long-time coordinator Josh McDaniels.
McDaniels is now the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders and Jones enjoyed his one year spent with McDaniels. "He's done a great job coaching us," Jones said of McDaniels. "He's seen a lot of football, been around football for a long time, whether that be as a head coach, special teams, playing the position himself [in college].
"So he has knowledge that is very beneficial to me as a quarterback, and obviously, I'm going to learn with him. That's the goal, to kind of teach each other, and take what he knows, and then take the experiences that I have, and combine them and work together as a great team."