After an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons, the New England Patriots are hoping Year 3 under quarterback Mac Jones is more successful.
BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts sports betting – looked at Jones to try to determine how he ranks among the league’s most cost-valuable quarterbacks.
We utilized key QB stats (completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns) from Pro-Football-Reference.com to establish an aggregate passing rank as well as 2023 cap hit rank from OverTheCap.com.
To qualify for this list, players must be the expected starter for 2023 and have started in at least 12 games in 2022.
Most Cost-Valuable Quarterbacks
Here are results you won’t find on Massachusetts sportsbook promos for, but may want to keep in mind when betting this season.
Closer Look at Jones in the Numbers
Jones finished tied with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins for ninth on the list. Jones recorded an aggregate passing rank of 17, a cap hit rank of 3 and a value aggregate rank of 10.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, along with newly acquired New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, tied for the top spot with a value aggregate rank of 5.5.
Last season, Jones threw for 2,997 yards, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and posted a quarterback rating of 36.1 (28th in the league) in 14 games played.
That was a considerable drop-off from his rookie season in 2021, where he played in all 17 games. He completed 352 of 521 passes (67.6% completion) for 3,801 passing yards, 22 TDs, 13 INTs and a quarterback rating of 58.9.
The Patriots playoff chances are very much connected to Jones having much better numbers in his third season.
Caesars Sportsbook Future Odds
New England opens its 2023 season against the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles at home Sept. 10 at 4:25 p.m.
Caesars Sportsbook Massachusetts has the Pats as five-point (-110) and +175 moneyline underdogs against the Eagles. The over/under total points at 46.
This will be the second meeting between the teams since the Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018. New England upended Philadelphia, 17-10, on the road back on Nov. 17, 2019.
Here are the latest Caesars future odds on the Patriots and Jones as of Monday morning.
- Over/Under 7.5 Wins: Over (+120), Under (-140)
- To Make the Playoffs: No (-320), Yes (+250)
- To Win the AFC East Division: +800 (fourth favorite)
- To Win the AFC: +3500
- To Win the Super Bowl: +6000
- Most Regular Season Passing Yards: +8000
- To Win Regular Season MVP award: +8000
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