David Andrews: Mac Jones ‘works his butt off,’ so jacked workout photos of Patriots QB are no surprise

Much has been written about Mac Jones getting into better shape this offseason, but a recent workout photo has ignited the conversation once again.

Jones’ girlfriend, Sophie Scott, posted a picture of the quarterback flexing outside her car, and the juxtaposition between that and his National Championship photo is jarring. On 98.5′s Zolak and Bertrand Show, David Andrews was asked about Jones adding some muscle. The center said he hadn’t seen the photo yet, but was unsurprised that Jones has been diligent in the weight room.

“The kid’s a hard worker,” Andrews said. “He works his butt off, day in and day out. Sometimes I try to get him to take a deep breath. But that’s what you want out of your quarterback. He works really hard. He’s a tough kid. It’s been fun for me the last year, year and a half, to get to know him. I’ve got a lot of respect for how he does things and how he carries himself.”

At OTAs, Jones had clearly already improved his physique. The second-year quarterback looked slimmer and had added some upper-body muscle, too.

“Mac, he’s in the best shape of his life,” Kendrick Bourne said last month. “His stomach is gone and he looks really good. He’s definitely a pro’s pro now. When you’re a rookie, you just don’t know until you go through it for a year. He’s definitely a lot more in shape than he ever was. He’s just dominating the conditioning, which is dope to see. He’ll be able to endure more during the game and go through more.”

At the NFL Combine last spring, Jones was listed at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds. He wouldn’t put a number on any weight fluctuation, but said he’d eliminated body fat.

“I think every year you want to do a self-diagnosis of how you felt for the games, your body fat. For me, just cleaning up my diet,” Jones said after OTAs. “I’ve learned more this offseason than I probably ever have about nutrition, sleep, wellness. All that stuff… eating healthy, taking out a lot of things that are bad for my diet. But at the same time I need to maintain my weight and be able to take hits. So there’s a fine balance for every player.

“I’ve definitely trimmed down on the body fat a little bit and then I’ll get a chance to bulk back up before the season starts and be able to absorb the hits.”

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