Senior Bowl loaded with SEC QBs as Mac Jones officially accepts invitation to the event
The 2021 NFL Senior Bowl has officially added a new name to its roster on Tuesday as Alabama signal-caller Mac Jones is headed to Mobile.
The event announced news of Jones’ addition this morning.
That’s a well-deserved honor for the NCAA’s new record holder in single-season completion percentage as Jones completed 311 of 402 passes (77.4 percent) for 4,500 yards with 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
Of course, he put up those monster numbers in his only season serving as Alabama’s starter from start to finish and did so against an elite, all-SEC schedule before Alabama advanced to the College Football Playoff.
Following this news, Alabama will be represented at the event by Reigning Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood, Deonte Brown and Landon Dickerson, as well as long snapper Thomas Fletcher.
One note on Smith, due to the finger injury he suffered in Alabama’s 52-24 national championship victory over Ohio State, he will not be participating in the physical drills or the actual Senior Bowl game.
Jones’ addition to the Senior Bowl roster also means the Southeastern Conference will be well represented at the quarterback position as Florida’s Kyle Trask, Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Arkansas’ Feleipe Franks are all committed to participating in the event.
Now that’s a solid lineup of quarterbacks that will be competing down in Mobile. The week of practices and the competition that’s included at the event may be more interesting than the game itself this year thanks to all these quarterbacks.