Mac Jones is no longer that tubby kid with a cigar in his mouth.
That’s for damn sure.
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The Patriots quarterback has earned rave reviews for his work ethic and conditioning this offseason. On Thursday, we received another glimpse at his transformed body.
Jones’ girlfriend shared a photo on Instagram of a sweat-drenched Jones flexing outside of their car. He looks absolutely ripped.
Earlier this offseason, The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reported the Patriots are “ecstatic” with Jones’ dedication. "Jones has spent long hours at Gillette Stadium, often beating the coaching staff into the building to get a jump-start on film study for the day.” Howe wrote.
Jones held multiple workouts with Patriots receivers prior to minicamp, including a wild session in Florida with Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers and running back J.J. Taylor. A few days later, Jones was photographed throwing with new wideout DeVante Parker.
This week, Jones threw with Agholor and Tre Nixon in California.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote in April those around Jones describe the sophomore quarterback as “being on a mission” to improve his physique.
It’s paid off. Bourne told reporters last month Jones is “in the best shape of his life.”
Jones said he’s never paid more attention to his nutrition and wellbeing. “I just cleaned up my diet,” he said. “I’ve learned more this offseason than I probably ever have about nutrition, sleep, wellness, all that stuff.”
Rightfully, there are questions about whether the Patriots are putting Jones in the best position to succeed. But it definitely looks like he’s holding up his end of the bargain.