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Josh McDaniels explains how Mac Jones won Patriots QB competition

If you wanted insights on why the Patriots went with Mac Jones as their starting quarterback over the veteran Cam Newton, head coach Bill Belichick wasn’t the guy to shed any light on the situation.

Like, any at all.

In fact, Belichick spent most of his Wednesday morning press conference dodging questions about Newton’s release (and the quarterback’s vaccination status) more aggressively than Dion Lewis juking the Dallas Cowboys. (More on that later.)

Fortunately, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels also spoke with the media Wednesday and gave a number of insights into what went into naming Jones the winner of the most intriguing quarterback competition in the league.