Mac Jones’ goals for his first full NFL offseason? Hit the weights and cut back on the sweets.
As he warmed up ahead of Sunday’s 2022 Pro Bowl, the New England Patriots’ rookie quarterback laid out his plans for the coming months in a conversation with ESPN’s Randy Moss, Booger McFarland and Adam Schefter.
He’s eyeing “big changes” in Year 2.
“I think this offseason will be a big part of it, just getting stronger and cleaning up on my diet and all that,” Jones said. “There’s a lot that’s going to go into it before next season even starts, so that’s the important part: attacking that, and then hopefully a lot of big changes will come, whether it’s mechanics or the playbook.
“I have a lot of time now to kind of digest everything and kind of take it over how I want to do it.”
On the diet side, Jones said he’ll follow the instructions of Patriots nutritionist Ted Harper.
“I like ice cream too much, like a lot of people,” the QB said. “But just limit it and then try to eat healthy, like we do with the Patriots. Every day, they give us great food, so I’ve just got to talk to Ted, our nutritionist, and make sure we’re on the same page.”
Jones enjoyed a promising rookie season, completing 67.6 of his passes and finishing with 3,801 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was added to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster as an alternate, replacing Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.