Patriots coach Bill Belichick was one of the many recognizable NFL figures in attendance at Alabama’s pro day Tuesday, where quarterback Mac Jones worked out and attempted to improve his 2021 NFL Draft stock.
On at least one throw, he didn’t do such a good job of it – and cameras caught the evidence.
After Jones overthrew a deep ball, the broadcast cut to a shot of Belichick standing with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Looking on at Jones, Belichick appears to be shaking his head in disapproval.
Jones had an average day throwing the ball, connecting on a number of deep throws but missing on others. On another overthrow, the camera panned to 49ers GM Kyle Shanahan, who notably attended Jones’ workout instead of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ after San Francisco traded up to the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
Perhaps Belichick was shaking his head at something McDaniels said, but the results for Jones weren’t nearly as impressive as they were for Fields, who lit up Ohio State’s pro day with an impressive number of deep throws. Fields also ran an unofficial 4.44 40-yard dash, which was faster than Cam Newton coming out of Auburn as the No.1 pick in the 2011 draft.
It’s widely expected that Trevor Lawrence will go first overall to the Jaguars and Zach Wilson second to the Jets. The next QB taken is a mystery, but Jones may not have helped his stock with his workout, while Fields certainly did with his.