The New England Patriots are not having a good last 24 hours. The AFC East franchise lost to a divisional opponent to begin the year on Sunday. To make matters worse, Mac Jones went down with an injury.
There is some good news for the Patriots to take away from Sunday's Week 1 game, though. Mac Jones is reportedly believed to be suffering from back spasms, which isn't nearly as significant as was previously expected.
If it's just back spasms, there's a chance Jones is able to play in Week 2, per Ian Rapoport.
"#Patriots QB Mac Jones is believed to have been suffering from back spasms, sources say. X-Rays were negative, per @TomPelissero, and there is a chance Jones plays this week. Overall, a very positive outcome," said Ian Rapoport.
If Mac Jones needs to sit out Week 2, the Patriots will likely go with backup Brian Hoyer, who has no shortage of experience. He's played in 75 and started 39 games in his NFL career.
The Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are coming off a triumphant win over the Bengals, in Week 2.