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Kendrick Bourne joked about Mac Jones’s touchdown celebration

Jones appears to be developing a rapport with his teammates.

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Mac Jones and Kendrick Bourne celebrate James White's touchdown against the Jets. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Patriots defeated the Jets 25-6 on Sunday, with Mac Jones getting his first career win in a regular season NFL game. New England’s defense was dominant, intercepting New York rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times.

Also on Sunday, the Red Sox won for the fifth time in a row, rallying past the Orioles, 8-6. Boston is currently atop the American League wild card standings.

Kendrick Bourne’s Mac Jones shoutout: In trying to gauge where Mac Jones is in his development, on-field results are obviously the primary factor. In that regard, the Patriots rookie’s grade went up a notch following Sunday’s Week 2 win over the Jets.


But on top of his actual play during games, Jones appears to be developing a rapport with his teammates.

Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, who signed with New England in the offseason as a free agent, took to Twitter to joke about Jones’s enthusiasm following a touchdown against the Jets.

“My dawg built different,” Bourne joked. “Almost gave me a concussion.”

Bourne and Jones connected twice on Sunday for 10 yards. Jones finished the game completing 22 of 30 passes for 186 yards.

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