Colin Cowherd’s Mac Jones cold take is even funnier after Browns win

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 14: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 14: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The New England Patriots put together one of the most impressive performances of the season in Week 10, as Mac Jones completely stomped Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns.

Jones threw three touchdown passes and put up a sparkling passer rating of 142 in what was a scintillating performance.

While Jones has some of the best stats of any rookie quarterback, his numbers have frequently been discarded as the byproduct of an overly safe, conservative scheme.

But the Cleveland game may have been a season-defining moment given how New England is positioned to make a playoff run.

Plenty of Pats doubters, Colin Cowherd among them, assumed that Jones was never going to work in the NFL due to some of the concerns about his ceiling. Considering how he’s clearly been the best rookie quarterback this season, Cowherd may have to start eating his words.

The radio personality was quoted early in the season as saying that Jones “ain’t gonna work” in the NFL. After half of just one season, that prediction has aged like milk, as Jones is set up to lead the Patriots for years to come.

Mac Jones has been a revelation for the New England Patriots.

Despite four rookie quarterbacks being drafted before him, Jones has played better than all of them. Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are in situations that are so bad that it’s almost impossible to evaluate them; Zach Wilson was two seconds away from being benched due to his awful play; and Trey Lance is a backup.

Jones may have had a very basic approach to begin the season, but he’s shown to be more confident ripping it down the field as the season has progressed. Any quarterback regardless of age playing like that against Myles Garrett and a vaunted Cleveland defense should be heralded for their performance.

This was not only Jones’ best statistical game of the year — it was a sign that he is capable of winning games with his arm as a rookie. Jones has fit this offense like a glove this season, and this team is one Damien Harris fumble away from being 7-3 and being considered a legit contender in the AFC.

Apparently when Cowherd takes five=minute breaks from his hour-long diatribes about Mayfield, he managed to squeeze in some Jones criticism. Luckily for a Patriots team trying to navigate the post-Brady era, Jones has brushed haters like Cowherd aside and continues to show why he’s the best rookie quarterback this season.