Mac Jones, a former Alabama QB, had his status updated for a Week 12 matchup against the New York Giants.

Jones will indeed start for New England, per reports, and is warming up on the field during the pre-game.

Jones was benched in the Week 10 loss against the Indianapolis Colts. After that game, the QB underwent x-rays on his “right shoulder/arm.” Jones has struggled in 2023 and has been benched multiple times in favor of Bailey Zappe.

Thus far in 2023, Jones has thrown for 2,031 yards with 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Patriots have struggled to a 2-8 record and sit in the basement of the AFC East.

Jones is not a QB who is used to struggling. In college, Jones was a member of 2 national championship teams in Tuscaloosa (redshirt in 2017). The QB was a Consensus All-American in 2020 and also earned First-team All-SEC honors that season.

The Patriots drafted Jones in the 1st round of the 2021 NFL Draft to be the heir-apparent to Tom Brady. It’s safe to say the transition has not worked out the way the Patriots had hoped to this point. However, the 3rd-year QB will be looking to get back on track against a struggling Giants team.