Patriots Pick Mac Jones No. 15 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: May 1, 2021

The New England Patriots pick Mac Jones No. 15 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

Patriots Pick Mac Jones No. 15 Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

When Tom Brady left New England for Tampa, the Patriots fell apart. Though they were more than just a quarterback away from getting back to their winning ways, Mac Jones will have them headed in the right direction. Just like Brady, and opposite of current starter Cam Newton, Jones is a traditional pocket passer. What Jones lacks in athleticism, he makes up for with brains and accuracy. Not only does he know how to throw the ball, he knows exactly where to place it.

Unfortunately, the Patriots currently lack the players to catch it. Julian Edelman was their best receiver, and now that he’s retired, New England will need to revisit the position later in the draft.

Newton being rostered for one more season will allow Jones the time he’ll need to adjust to the pros.

Mac Jones 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jones could be riding the pine in 2021, as Bill Belichick doesn’t seem like the type of coach to throw a rookie quarterback to the fire. If you’re hoping for a fantasy football quarterback to help you win games in 2021, it’s probably not Jones. His outlook for 2021 is mostly cloudy.

Mac Jones Dynasty Fantasy Football Outlook

Jones has the potential to be the NFL’s next Matt Ryan down the road. Ryan has done plenty of fantasy football players well over the years, and Jones could easily do the same for dynasty players. He could fit as a top-10 pick in superflex dynasty fantasy football rookie drafts, though he’s probably best left for Round 2 in 1-QB setups.

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New England Patriots 2021 Bet Tips With Mac Jones

These New England Patriots 2021 NFL Futures bets are provided by BetMGM. (New customers get a Second-Chance Bet of up to $600 by clicking here or using the code THEGAMEDAY.)

2021 New England Patriots Win Total Bet

  • Over 9.5 Wins (-105)
  • Under 9.5 Wins (-115)

Take the Under 9.5 (-115). There just doesn’t appear to be enough talent team-wide right now for this squad going through a semi-rebuild.

New England Patriots To Make Playoffs?

  • Yes (+135)
  • No (-165)

There could be two teams that make the playoffs from the AFC East, but one of them will not be the Patriots. Place a wager on No (-165) with confidence.

Patriots To Win AFC East Division Title

Patriots To Win AFC East (+400)

It’s going to be a while before the Patriots are favorites in the AFC East again. It seems their reign over the East sailed south with Brady.

Patriots To Win Super Bowl 56

Patriots To Win Super Bowl 56 (+2500)

It’s tough to win the Super Bowl without the division. A solid “no" to this one.

Mac Jones 2021 Prop Bet?

Mac Jones To Win 2021 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year (+900)

Jones likely will not get much playing time in his first NFL season unless Newton suffers an injury. While that’s not a terrible guess as to what will happen, Jones’ supporting cast and generally uninspiring short-term situation makes this a no-go.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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