Patriots’ First-Round pick Mac Jones signs rookie contract
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Foxborough: The Patriots officially inked their number one pick, fifteenth-overall in last year’s NFL Draft. Mac Jones is now truly a Patriot. (I will pause for Street Dancing. But please no more fireworks.)
Patriots’ QB Mac Jones officially signed his four-year, $15.6 million contract that also includes a fifth-year option.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2021
The Deal with Jones
Jones signed a four-year, $15.6 million dollar deal. Being a first-round selection, there is a fifth-year option the Patriots can (and more than likely will) choose to exercise, This deal according to Miguel Benzan AKA PatsCap leaves the Pats with $13.06 million in cap space.
Nossa classe de calouros de 2021! 🔥⬇️
Rd 1: QB Mac Jones
Rd 2: DL Christian Barmore
Rd 3: DL Ronnie Perkins
Rd 4: RB Rhamondre Stevenson pic.twitter.com/nryFMxu8vc
— Patriots Brasil (@patriotsbrasil) July 1, 2021
What’s next for New England
Well for Mac Jones it’s back to the playbook and the practice field. For the Pats, it’s back to the table to work out deals with second-round pick DT Christian Barmore also out of Alabama, and fourth-rounder Outside Linebacker and Oklahoma product, Ronnie Perkins. Both deals should come in short order as they are slotted and the Pats are just working out the language. Fourth-round RB Rhamondre Stevenson, also out of Oklahoma, was signed earlier in May.
Christian Barmore, Mac Jones, Ronnie Perkins and more: What we learned about the Patriots’ rookies this summer https://t.co/FGIkzFDjf9
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 6, 2021
The elephant in the room
Stephon Gilmore is still in need of a new deal, Jones and the rest of the rookie class are chewing up space, a deal still needs to be hammered out and time’s a-wastin’. I am still confident that it can and will get done. When – I’m not as sure of.
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