The Patriots QB Mac Jones is believed to be a Christian. Jones hasn’t talked about his religion publicly but has been seen celebrating Easter and Christmas with his family.
Since making his debut in 2021, Mac Jones has had an up-and-down career with the Patriots. The 2022 season was forgettable for the young QB, but his coach has shown trust in him.
Before the season-opening game against the Eagles, Bill Belichick said Mac understands the offense and gave hints that he will remain his starting quarterback. Despite the loss against the Eagles, Mac displayed a promising performance.
Patriots lost their second game of the season as well against the Miami Dolphins but finally registered their first victory against the Jets. But that is now embroiled in a controversy that too involving Mac.
The Jets cornerback, Sauce Gardner, made allegations that Jones hit him in his private parts at the end of a play. Jones didn’t deny contact with Gardner but said it wasn’t intentional.
The NFL’s non-media officials have confirmed that no ban is coming against Mac, but there is a chance he could be fined.
Is Mac Jones Christian? Religion & Ethnicity
Mac Jones hasn’t explicitly talked about his religion, but Jones is believed to be a Christian. The Patriots QB grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, a city with a majority of the population following Protestantism, a branch of Christianity.
Unlike many athletes who give hints about their religion through their Instagram bio and captions on their posts, Mac hasn’t shared anything about his religion. But it is also a common trend among Gen-Z athletes to keep their religion out of the public spotlight.
Mac comes from a Caucasian background, and his father, Gordon Jones, and mother, Holly Jones, are former athletes. Gordon Jones was a star NCAA tennis player at FSU and later at Flager College.
In the May 1977 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, Gordon was featured as the “Athlete of the Week.” That year, Gordon won the NAIA Single and Double Championship and also took home the NAIA National Championship.
Gordon went on to play tennis professionally and was inducted into the Flager Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. His mother, Holly Gordon, played tennis at Mercer University.
After hanging up their tennis bats, Holly and Gordon chose to pursue law and are now partners at their law firm, McCorkle & Jones. In his interview in 2016, the Patriots QB said he could join his parents at their law firm or even become a doctor.
Mac also has two older siblings, Will and Sarah. Will is Mac’s half-brother and played soccer at Mercer University before joining med school.
His sister, Sarah, followed her parents’ footsteps and played tennis at the College of Charleston. Sarah chose not to take the professional route and pursued an MBA at the University of Alabama.
Mac Jones Relationship: Who Is He Dating?
The starting QB of the Patriots is currently dating his college sweetheart, Sophie Scott. The couple first crossed paths at the University of Alabama and went public with their relationship in 2019.
After graduating from Alabama in 2020, Sophie worked at the University Orthopaedic Clinic & Spine Center. She served as a physical and occupational therapy aide.
But she quit her part-time job earlier this year in January, and per her LinkedIn profile is focused on being a content creator and influencer. Like her boyfriend, Sophie has worked as a model for various brands.
In 2021, Sophie walked the NFL Draft red carpet alongside her boyfriend, who was a first-round pick. Along with sharing romantic pictures on Instagram, the couple have also shown their generous side.
In 2022, Jones and Scott visited Camp Riverside. The program provides kids an opportunity to build self-reliance through arts and crafts and sports.
The couple was spotted attending Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in June. So, when TSwift was seen at the Chief’s game to cheer Travis Kelce, Scott had a fangirl moment.
She took to her Instagram story to share a video of Taylor cheering for the Chiefs and captioned the post, “Tis the damn season she said!!” referencing Swift’s song.