With the first pick in the fourth round of the 2021 PML Draft, the New York Jets selected Emory Jones, a Quarterback from the University of Florida. Running a 4.4 40 yard dash at the PML Combine, teams knew that he would immediately be a contributor in one way or another. There are few teams in the league that have shown a willingness to use their quarterback in the run game the way the Jets have. They have had great success running with Trevor “White Vick” Knight, and Jones is an upgrade in every way. He has a stronger arm, is much more accurate, and even more impressively: Jones is even more athletic than Knight. In terms of Madden statistics, here is a brief overview of the two:
(Top: Emory Jones, Bottom: Trevor Knight)
From day one, Jones is a step above Knight in nearly every single attribute. He is an uber athletic quarterback that will take time to develop. Once he hits his potential, he could be one of the most dynamic passers in the league and most electrifying quarterbacks with his athletic abilities.
Born in Lagrange, Georgia, Jones attended Heard County High School in Franklin, where he was a 4 star Dual Threat prospect. He was the 85th ranked player in the country, 5th ranked dual threat quarterback, and 11th ranked player in the state of Georgia, per 247 Sports composite rating. He verbally committed to the Ohio State University but ultimately flipped to the University of Florida on national signing day. As a redshirt he had limited playing time but showed great amounts of promise. His next few years at Florida were done in PML’s NCAA 14 sim, but one can imagine he must have put up crazy numbers with how great his stats are in madden.
Being put in an offense built around him, the Jets hope that their rookie signal caller will thrive and take their team to where they believe they should be. He will have great weapons around him in wide receivers Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, and Tylan Wallce, in addition to tight end O.J. Howard. He also may have a new addition behind him in the backfield…