Mac Jones Patriots Dec 18, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) reacts in the second half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Patriots 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After a difficult season on the offensive side of the ball, the New England Patriots brought in new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to help remedy the situation, and it sounds like he already has the respect of quarterback Mac Jones.

This week, Mac Jones made it clear that things have gone well as Bill O’Brien leads the team.

“It’s been normal. I think everything he’s done so far has been really good,” Jones said according to “I think the communication is the most important part, and trust. I think it all starts with that when you’re with a new coach. He’s done a great job in controlling the room. I feel like everyone’s on the same page. We’ve just got to continue to do it; it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

Jones went on to offer O’Brien some high praise for his experience, calling him “a walking dictionary.”

“I can’t get into specifics, but I think for me, it’s terminology and things like that, that are definitely things I’ve seen before in the past,” Jones said. “OB’s been around and he’s taken a lot of good things from each stop. I feel like, for me, it’s just being a sponge. Whatever quarterback he’s coached, I can learn from, whether that’s Bryce [Young] or Deshaun [Watson], or at Penn State. He has such great experience in this league, and in football and in the football world.

“It’s like a walking dictionary; just pick his brain and see the game how he sees it, how I see it, and then come together and mesh to create a really good offense.”

It will be interesting to see how the two are able to work together this season.