The way Mac Jones’ NFL draft stock is trending, the New England Patriots may not even have a chance to grab the Alabama quarterback with the highest single-season accuracy rate in the history of college football.

Coming off their first season without Tom Brady, the Patriots fell back to the pack in the NFL and finished the season with a 7-9 record after signing Cam Newton to replace the future Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, Newton didn’t have a great season, he threw for eight touchdowns with 10 interceptions, leaving New England to be in the market for a new signal-caller heading into 2021.

Coming off the losing season, the Patriots enter the 2021 NFL Draft with the 15th overall selection. If New England is interested in Jones, they have to hope he’ll be on the board that long to select.

Should that happen, former New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis believes the Patriots will be landing the ideal fit in Jones.

“What are the two most important components of a star quarterback? They have the ‘it’ factor. And they’re accurate. That’s who he was,” Weis said in a recent interview with Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Jones completed 311 of 402 passes (77 percent) for 4,500 yards with 41 touchdowns and just four interceptions last season for the undefeated national champions.

When it comes to those that believe Jones would not have performed as well as he did last season had he not been surrounded by elite talent, Weis takes issue with that argument.

“You talk about being around good players. Yeah, he was around good players. But playing on a team with a bunch of stars, who is the leader of the offense?” Weis added. “He also had to make all those throws. I think the kid is an excellent quarterback. He has less holes than just about anybody.”

Sounds like a Patriot to us.