The Patriots turning down Peyton Manning’s request to speak with Mac Jones earlier than the “Manningcast” grew to become certainly one of Monday’s buzziest sound bites. And as anticipated, New England’s prized rookie later had the chance to deal with it.
Throughout an look Tuesday on WEEI in Boston, Jones was requested about Manning, who mentioned he reached out to the Patriots’ PR workers to talk with the quarterback — very like he does with all signal-callers earlier than his ESPN2 telecasts — however was turned down. Now, in case you have a guess as to what Jones’ reply is concerning the decline, chances are high it’s possible you’ll be shut.
“I texted him, and I’m not gonna get into particulars, however I feel we have been simply attempting to concentrate on the sport,” Jones mentioned. “The Patriots do an incredible job of simply serving to me concentrate on what I have to be specializing in. I at all times appreciated that in faculty, too.”
Manning had reiterated that he didn’t really feel snubbed and really revered how the Patriots have been retaining Jones cocooned from distractions, as former Colts GM Invoice Polian had executed when Manning was a rookie.
Jones was additionally requested about how Manning mentioned it had taken the rookie quarterback a number of days to answer a textual content message as a result of his telephone is off throughout the week.
“I don’t know if it’s off however I positively don’t go on my telephone that a lot,” Jones mentioned. “I simply don’t actually take a look at it or concentrate on it until I’m speaking to my household.”
Wait, so if he doesn’t use his telephone, how does he truly go about his every day life?
“I simply concentrate on being at work and never my telephone, like I mentioned simply examine it to speak to my girlfriend or my household. Apart from that, I really feel unhealthy generally not with the ability to speak to everyone, nevertheless it’s a busy life,” he mentioned.