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Jones’ 78.9 PFF grade through 16 weeks ranks 13th among 32 qualifying quarterbacks. Justin Fields leads all other rookies at the position with a 64.2 PFF grade that ranks just 25th among qualifiers.
Despite that early success, there are reasons for concern in New England that Jones and the offense may have peaked too early.
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This is a small sample that was made even smaller by the conditions that led to Jones’ three-attempt outing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 13, but it does highlight a concerning decline in play, particularly following consecutive losses to potential playoff opponents.
Granted, New England’s offense hasn’t had any soft matchups over that five-week stretch.