By all indications, Mac Jones’ NFL debut in the preseason opener against Washington on Thursday received rave reviews.

Jones completed 13-of-19 passes for 87 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in his first NFL game. The former Alabama All-American relieved Cam Newton on New England’s third possession. Jones’ five full series produced two field goals and three punts.

Now that they’re deep into the preseason and training camp, Newton offered his latest perspective on Jones, and how he’s progressed.

“He came to me and talked to me, and we talked it out about just his expectation,” Newton said, per “Every young quarterback goes through it — the excitement, the anticipation. He wants to be so perfect, and I see his preparation is always pristine, and that’s what I admire about him. Being at such a young age, he knows how to prepare and knows how when (offensive coordinator) Josh (McDaniels) asks quick questions or a person asks quick questions, he knows how to kind of have answers for it. But for him and today’s performance, he’s just going to keep getting better. We’re going to be here for each other along this whole process, and that’s what we’re here for.”

Newton, meanwhile, has shared how their personalties differ.

“He’s relatively quiet sometimes, and I try to crack the DaVinci Code of the seriousness,” Newton said, per Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. “He got a lot of — I’m not going to say it, but yeah, he’s serious sometimes for no reason.”

Predictably, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had a low-key response to Jones’ debut.

“We’ll look at it on film,” Belichick said. “There were some good things, but plenty of things we can improve on. That’s true for everybody. It’s true for all of us.”