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New England Patriots star, Trent Brown is going from protecting Mac Jones on the field, to doing the same off of it — telling TMZ Sports the quarterback’s haters need to go kick rocks.
The Pats’ left tackle didn’t mince words while out at LAX on Monday — saying he’s a HUGE fan of Mac … and doesn’t get the criticism that surrounded the QB for most of this year.
Brown said he straight up “loves” the guy — and anything Mac’s critics say goes in one ear and out the other for him.
“They don’t really matter,” Brown said of the Jones haters. “Really, nobody outside of that building matters.”
“It’s all about who’s in that locker room and who comes to work for us every day. That’s it.”
Jones faced a ton of heat this year — he threw 11 interceptions in 14 games and had just 14 passing TDs — leading many to call for backup Bailey Zappe to start over him.
Clearly, though, Brown’s got Mac’s back … and loves him at QB1.
As for how things will go next year and the following years after this season’s 8-9 disappointment … Brown promised things would turn around soon.
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“I don’t believe we’ll be down too long,” he said.
Music to Bill Belichick’s ears.