New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 28: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during training camp at Gillette Stadium on August 28, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Thursday’s OTA practice is the team’s third of the year, but the first session open to the media. It’s also the first time those other than team employees get to see Mac Jones throw in a Patriots uniform.

Speaking with the media before practice on Thursday, Belichick was asked what he’s seen from Jones through the first two practice sessions. Unsurprisingly, he started his answer addressing the position as a whole.

“I think all the quarterbacks are working hard,” he noted. “It’s this starting over process for everybody, so some have been here, some of them haven’t. They’ve had various levels of opportunity to work in our offense, but really we’re starting everybody at the same point like we always do at this time of year.”

However, Belichick did mention Jones by name towards the end of his answer, saying, “Mac’s dove into the playbook and continues to do that. Like everybody out there, we all have a lot of things we’ve got to work on and that includes everybody. And and so that’s what he’s doing. That’s what everybody’s doing.”

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