Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is hit in the backfield.

It would be fair to say that the 2022 New England Patriots offense was pretty bad.

That’s why they went and brought back offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to help fix things.

Starting quarterback (for now) Mac Jones is excited to see how O’Brien can improve the offense.

“I think we’re all excited for this next year, and it just starts with putting your head down and going to work,” Jones said, via “We’ve got a great group of guys, and it’s all about how you come together as a team — players, coaches, everybody. So I’m excited to work with [O’Brien], and I know we all are, and it’s gonna be a great year. We’ve just gotta put the work in.”

While head coach Bill Belichick has deferred in naming Jones the starter for the 2023 NFL season, the third-year signal-caller is proceeding as if he is.

“[The offseason has] been good,” Jones said. “I think it’s important to just evaluate everything. Obviously, a day like today, it takes your mind off football and you get to enjoy the kids. But I’ve definitely been giving it a lot, just like every year, and just super excited to get back with the guys here soon and get to work.”


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to