This Mac Jones admission about Trevon Diggs is bad news for Pats fans

Mac Jones, New England Patriots. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Mac Jones, New England Patriots. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones doesn’t seem too confident about his upcoming matchup against Trevon Diggs and the Dallas Cowboys. 

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs is one of the hottest debate topics in the league ahead of his matchup with Mac Jones and the Patriots. Proponents of Diggs are ready to give him Defensive Player of the Year after five weeks, and naysayers are shredding him apart on social media for his inconsistent coverage.

On paper, Diggs’ performance can’t be argued with. He has six interceptions through five games–enough to lead the league. In fact, he has more interceptions than 27 entire teams so far this season.

He also has allowed the lowest passer rating in coverage this year at 38.9. Diggs hasn’t earned lockdown corner status yet, but he isn’t far from it.

Pair those stats with Jones, who has thrown five interceptions through five games, and things start to look a little precarious for New England’s pass game on Sunday.

When Jones was asked about the matchup with his former teammate ahead of Week 6, his comments were cause for more concern.

New England Patriots QB Mac Jones admits Trevon Diggs has intercepted him before.

“Oh yeah.” That response is a little too casual…how often was Jones playing catch with his corner instead of his receiver?

Jones went on to say that he isn’t afraid of Diggs, but he has to “be aware of where he is at all times.”

None of these comments are instilling confidence in Patriots fans.

New England already has to worry about how to stop the Cowboys’ high-powered offense from putting on a 35+ point show for the fifth consecutive week, and now their own quarterback is exposing his history of hardship against Diggs.

Will Sunday be another highlight reel showing for Diggs, or will Jones use his knowledge of his former teammate’s tendencies to avoid hand-delivering him the football?

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