Playing high school football at The Boles School just outside of Jacksonville, Florida certainly didn't help prepare Mac Jones for the weather last Monday night in Buffalo, but it did help him with another facet of the game.
Head coach Corky Rogers ran a Wing-T offense, so Jones did not throw the ball as much as other top quarterbacks in the region. While it was never only three pass attempts, Jones was used to not throwing the ball all that much.
"I’m sure my coach, rest his soul, is up there smiling right now about all the run plays we ran," Jones said Tuesday on Merloni & Fauria (listen to full interview above).
Jones noted he doesn't care how games go, he just wants to win, which goes back to his high school days.
"That was obviously something I never had an issue with," he said. "In high school if I wanted to throw the ball more I would have left the school I was at. I never felt that way and I always just want to win the game, regardless. That is something that I learned at a young age. However you can win, a win is a win. It always will be. You just have to enjoy those."
Monday's win in the extremely windy conditions and only throwing the ball three times will stick with the rookie forever.
“The way we did it was something I have never been apart of," Jones said. "Throwing the ball three times is what it is, but the way we ran it, the way we played on defense was something that I will never forget. And it’s a game I will probably remember forever.”
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