1. QB Mac Jones
While Jones has proven himself to be the best rookie quarterback this season, he looked like he was hitting a rookie wall. He threw two interceptions against Indianapolis and looked completely discombobulated against Buffalo. On Sunday, though, Jones was in complete control against the Jags.
He completed 22 of his 30 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to practice squad call-up Kristian Wilkerson. This was one of Jones’ finest games of the season, even when you consider the lack of quality competition that he faced off against.
Mac Jones looked more efficient than Trevor Lawrence.
While Lawrence was turning the ball over left and right, Jones was cool and composed, surgically dicing up the Jags with the same blend of accuracy and confidence that we’ve seen during his best stretches. He needed this after two straight bad games.
Jones will need to show that he can perform against the best teams in the league in order for confidence to fully be restored, but he took advantage of what a terrible Jaguars defense gave him in this game. It’s hard to find much fault in a three-touchdown, no turnover performance.