Mac Jones gave a cheeky wink to former New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts before a snap during Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins and Wednesday the rookie revealed just why.
Jones told reporters during a press conference that the wink came after Roberts, who spent four seasons with the Patriots before signing with Dolphins in 2020, actually called the snap.
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"It was just kind of fun and games," Jones said with a smile. "It was just in the middle of the play. They actually like called out our play, so I was like, ‘Ah. Nice catch.’ It was just fun and games."
Jones said he went through with the call anyway.
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"I just stuck to what I was supposed to do. Sometimes they don't know the answers either."
The Patriots would lose 17-16 but Jones is already focusing on the Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets.
"You can sit there and feel bad for yourself for a little bit because you’re a human and that’s what you’re supposed to do – or you’re in the wrong profession – but you’ve just gotta move on," he said.
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"So, 24-hour rule. After 24 hours – for some people it’s less, but for me – after that just move on and play the next play. Play the next game. You’re only as good as your last game. We lost and that’s what people remember."