There's still nearly a month until NFL training camp, but the hype around Year 2 Mac Jones has already begun.
We've already seen a few videos of the New England Patriots quarterback looking fit while going through offseason workouts, and on Monday, wide receiver Nelson Agholor posted a video to his Instagram story showing Jones hitting him with a deep ball during a training session.
Jack Liebesman, who works as a trainer for throwing guru Tom House, also posted a video to his Instagram story on Sunday featuring a Jones long ball to Agholor.
Jones wasn't known for his arm strength as a rookie; he completed just six passes over 40 or more yards in 2021, tied for 19th in the NFL. But the 23-year-old has been putting in work this offseason to improve that part of his game, while the Patriots gave him a legitimate deep threat this offseason by trading for wide receiver DeVante Parker.
Agholor also can be a field-stretcher for Jones, as he averaged 18.7 yards per reception for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020 before a disappointing 2021 campaign in New England.
While short, high-percentage throws should be Jones' bread-and-butter in 2022, he'll need to take deep shots to keep opposing defenses honest. How well Jones connects with Agholor and Parker this season could go a long way in determining the success of New England's offense.