Ezekiel Elliott is standing firmly behind Mac Jones, despite the Patriots quarterback’s benching on Sunday.
“I have no worries about Mac,” Elliott said to reporters on Wednesday. “I know he’ll get it together. He’s very assertive, he’s been good this week. “Whether the Patriots want to admit it or not, Jones is not the type of quarterback who can single-handedly make an offense go. He needs a strong running game and a solid offensive line to be successful.
The Patriots have both of those things, but they haven’t been clicking this season. The running game has been inconsistent and the offensive line has been porous. As a result, Jones has struggled. He’s thrown for just 577 yards and two touchdowns in four games. He’s also been sacked 12 times.
Elliott also said that Jones has been in good spirits this week, despite the benching. “He’s been good this week,” Elliott said. “He’s been working hard and he’s been focused. He knows that he has to improve, but he’s confident that he can do it.”
Patriots need to improve around Jones
While Ezekiel Elliott has no worries about Jones, it’s clear that the Patriots need to improve around him.
The running game needs to be more consistent and the offensive line needs to protect him better. The Patriots also need to find a way to get more production from their wide receivers.
The New England Patriots have a lot of talent on offense, but they haven’t been able to put it all together this season. If they want to be successful, they need to find a way to get Jones more comfortable and give him the support he needs to succeed.
Can Jones turn things around?
He has a strong arm and he’s accurate with his passes. He’s also intelligent and he’s a quick learner.
However, Jones needs to improve his decision-making and he needs to get better at reading defenses. He also needs to develop a stronger rapport with his wide receivers.
If Jones can improve in these areas, he has the potential to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. He has all the physical and mental tools he needs to succeed.
Ezekiel Elliott’s backing of Jones is a good sign for the Patriots. It shows that the team still believes in their young quarterback.
However, the Patriots need to do more to support Jones. They need to improve their running game, protect him better on the offensive line, and find a way to get more production from their wide receivers.
If the Patriots can do these things, Jones has the potential to turn things around and lead the team to success.