Keyshawn Johnson joined the chorus of those reacting to the news that Bill O’Brien would return to New England as the Patriots new offensive coordinator. How it affects Mac Jones is chief among the expectations following the hiring from Alabama.

Johnson spoke to the news, and how Jones’ development will progress given this move.

“It’s not as much about the play calling as it is about developing a quarterback,” Johnson said. “Understanding how his drops look, in sync with the routes they run, the combinations they run.”

O’Brien knows how to talk to a quarterback in his headset, as opposed to what he called a “high-strung” defensive coordinator.

Jay Williams added that Jones missed having a consistent voice in his ear this past season before Johnson concluded, “Let’s see, now, if he can really play.”