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Mac Jones is having a rookie season for the ages with the New England Patriots -- not bad for the fifth quarterback taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Patriots took the gamble Jones would fall to No. 15 overall and won, giving Bill Belichick his next franchise quarterback. 

Even though Jones has played like a seasoned veteran, his numbers have largely gone unnoticed thanks to the Patriots' top-ranked scoring defense and the mystique of Belichick -- who is arguably the greatest defensive coach in league history. Jones is the catalyst toward New England becoming a Super Bowl contender in the AFC, leading the Patriots to a top-10 scoring offense and the top-ranked offense in percentage of drives ending in an offensive score. 

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The other first-round rookie quarterbacks have struggled in their first season -- except for Jones. Not only is the Patriots' rookie lapping the field in all the major statistical categories, he's on pace to have one of the greatest seasons for a rookie quarterback in league history. 

In this week's edition of "By The Numbers," we're taking a look at Jones' impressive rookie season and what he needs to accomplish in order to have the best rookie season for a quarterback in league history. 

Mac Jones by the numbers: Patriots rookie quarterback on pace to rewrite record books in Year One

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Mac Jones by the numbers: Patriots rookie quarterback on pace to rewrite record books in Year One

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NFL Fantasy: New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills, gearing up for an AFC East showdown

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Patriots LB Jamie Collins Returns to Practice from IR; What Would His Activation Mean for New England’s Playoff Push?

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New England Patriots surge up to second spot in latest Herd Hierarchy

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New England Patriots surge up to second spot in latest Herd Hierarchy

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Former New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski not ready to retire

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