Who Will Catch Mac Jones’ First Career Touchdown Pass?

Mac Jones should stay ready to jump in the game at any time.
Mac Jones should stay ready to jump in the game at any time. / Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

UPDATE: The Patriots cut Cam Newton today and Mac Jones was named the starter. What appears below is the original report on who will catch Jones' first touchdown catch, a prop available on WynnBET.

Mac Jones is the backup right now for the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick has been adamant that Cam Newton will be the starter. However, Jones’ Rookie of the Year odds keep rising as well as his odds to lead the league in passing. 

The Patriots took Jones with the No. 15 overall pick in the draft and according to the odds, he should see some playing time this season. A week ago, I wrote about when the optimal time for Jones to come in would be. It would take Newton struggling, the Patriots losing or a combination of both. 

When Jones does hit the field, WynnBET has the odds for who will catch his first touchdown pass. 

Odds to Catch Mac Jones' First Touchdown Pass 

  • James White: +400
  • Hunter Henry: +400
  • Jonnu Smith: +400
  • Jakobi Meyers: +650
  • Nelson Agholor: +650
  • Damien Harris: +700
  • Field: +1500
  • Sony Michel: +2000

I think the easy choice should be James White. He’s essentially a wide receiver playing in the backfield. Outside of his rookie year, White has had more receiving yards than rushing yards every year. He’s a prime target to catch the first touchdown pass with the Patriots continuing with a short-pass offense. 

It’s fitting that both Henry and Smith are +400 because as the new free agent signings, it feels reminiscent of the Patriots two-tight end sets they ran in the early 2010s.

Agholor at +650 might be the best value on the list. Jones has a completely different skill set than Newton. Despite the Patriots shifting to a slower, “grind it out” offense, they adapt well to what their quarterback can do. Jones provides the ability to push the ball down the field and Agholor would be the target for that. 

Whoever catches his first touchdown pass, it will be the beginning of a new era in New England football.

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