Peyton Manning says he was denied an interview with Patriots' Mac Jones

매닝, who co-hosts the “월요일 밤 축구” simulcast with his brother Eli, explained during the Patriots-지폐 game on Monday night that he reached out to Jones and eventually connected with the team’s media relations department, but was denied an interview with the rookie.

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뉴잉글랜드 패트리어츠 쿼터백 맥 존스 (10) celebrates after a touchdown by Rhamondre Stevenson during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, 일요일, 11 월. 14, 2021, 폭스 버러, 질량.

뉴잉글랜드 패트리어츠 쿼터백 맥 존스 (10) celebrates after a touchdown by Rhamondre Stevenson during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, 일요일, 11 월. 14, 2021, 폭스 버러, 질량. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Mac Jones, he was very respectful,” Manning said. “그는 말했다, ‘Peyton, I want to do it. But can you call our PR director, Stacy (제임스) because he kind of has to oversee all things. I said ‘No problem.’ I called Stacy very professional, I said ‘Stacy, I’m talking to Coach Belichick, can I talk to Mac Jones? And I gotta tell you, I appreciate how they’re handling Mac Jones. They are trying to protect him. Give him as few off-the-field distractions as possible, let him concentrate on playing football.

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New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, 10 월. 31, 2021, 잉글 우드, 칼리프.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, 10 월. 31, 2021, 잉글 우드, 칼리프. (AP 사진 / Jae C. 홍)

After explaining that interaction, Manning went on to talk about his own experience as a rookie when he was the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.

“그래서 예, I did get denied. It was the first quarterback I haven’t talked to, but I appreciate it,” Manning said. “Bill Polian, as a rookie with me with the Colts did the same thing. He didn’t let the Marketing Department talk to me, the Community Relations Department talk to me. 그는 말했다, '이봐, it’s all football this first season. Don’t bother him.’ And I think the Patriots are taking that same approach with Mac Jones and it’s paying off, it’s working.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, 일요일, 씨족. 26, 2021, 폭스 버러, 질량.

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, 일요일, 씨족. 26, 2021, 폭스 버러, 질량. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Jones has been the most impressive rookie quarterback so far.

Entering Monday night’s game, 존스는 2,850 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. 그는 또한 70.3 completion percentage, which is third in the entire NFL, behind only 추기경 쿼터백 Kyler Murray돌고래 signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa.

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