Return Of The Mac: Pats QB Mac Jones Expected To Play Against Bears

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FOXBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Patriots quarterback Mac Jones looks likely to make his return from an ankle injury during Monday Night Football against the Bears.

Multiple reports say Jones will take the field after missing three games, including from The Athletic's Jeff Howe and NFL Insider Tom Pelissero.

Rookie QB Bailey Zappe has done well in his fill-in duties, throwing four touchdowns to one deflected interception in his two starts and three quarters of a game against the Packers. Zappe put up a completion percentage of about 73% in those games, throwing for 596 yards and notching an overall quarterback rating of 111.4.

Jones participated in practices this week and was officially listed as "Questionable" in the Patriots injury report this weekend.

Zappe's relatively good play has touched off a bit of "Zappe Fever" among fans, some of whom are arguing to keep Zappe on the field for the foreseeable future.

Larry on the South Shore was one of them. "A few games, and then maybe transition to Mac," he said.

Ryan from Quincy thinks the Zappe Fever was a little overblown. "I just don't know if he fits the Patriots style or not," he said. Ryan would like to see a real quarterback competition between the two in the offseason. "Give him another chance," he said.

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