Alabama quarterback Mac Jones will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Shortly after making the announcement, the 22-year-old took to Twitter to reflect on his Crimson Tide legacy.
— Mac Jones (@MacJones_10) January 14, 2021
“Over the last four years, I have consistently set goals for myself and for my team,” he wrote. “With the unwavering support of Coach Nick Saban, the entire coaching staff, athletic training staff, my teammates, family, friends, and the Crimson Tide nation, I’ve been able to turn most of these dreams into reality.
“From earning two degrees, winning two National Championships, and serving as a Team Captain for the best university and team in the nation, I have accomplished many of my personal, academic, and athletic goals. Now, there is just one left.
“I came to The University of Alabama as a high school athlete and am now leaving as a Championship quarterback, prepared to realize my biggest goal yet – playing in the National Football League. In this next chapter, I will keep working to push myself every day as I continue to grow as a person and Thank you to everyone who helped make all of this possible.
“The work is not done YET!”
This past year Jones threw for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns and only four interceptions while completing 77.4 percent of his passes. In the process, he set the single-season record for passing efficiency with a 203.1 rating.
Although his girlfriend was the big star after the National Championship Game, Jones still did very well against Ohio State – finishing 36-of-45 for 464 yards and five touchdowns in the victory.
Jones is widely expected to be a mid-to-late first round pick in this year’s draft.