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Alabama QB Mac Jones is deciding whether to play another year with the Crimson Tide or declare for the NFL.
During a Good Morning America interview on Tuesday, Jones said he'd leave the decision up to "my mom and my family."
"I feel like I've put myself in a good position to do either one," the junior star added.
If you want to know where Mac Jones will be this time next year, you may want to get in touch with his mom.
Just hours after leading the Alabama Crimson Tide to victory in the 2021 national championship game, the star quarterback told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts that his upcoming decision between remaining in Tuscaloosa or declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft will be in his mom's hands.
"I kinda just let my mom and my family handle all that stuff," Jones said during the Tuesday-morning interview. "I feel like I've put myself in a good position to do either one."
Jones' 464-yard, five-touchdown performance Monday night was instrumental in helping the Crimson Tide trounce the Ohio State Buckeyes and secure the program's 18th national championship, so there's plenty of interest - from Alabama fans and from NFL scouts alike - as to whether or not Jones will stick around for his senior season. When Roberts asked if he's given the decision much consideration, Jones replied "honestly, not really" because his team had "just won."
He recognizes that it'll be a tough choice, but he expressed that there are merits to both options.
"Obviously I love Coach Saban and Alabama," Jones said. "But, at the same time, there's a great opportunity in the NFL."
"I just have to weigh the pros and cons just like anything I would decide on and ... see what's best for me and my family," he added.
Jones - or his mom - won't have much time to mull over his options for the future. The deadline for NCAA underclassmen to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft is Monday, January 18 - exactly one week after his national championship victory.
Should he go pro, Jones is projected by many outlets - including CBS Sports - to be a first-round draft pick. Only Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, BYU's Zach Wilson, and Ohio State's Justin Fields rank ahead of him under center.
Check out Jones' full interview on Good Morning America below:
—Good Morning America (@GMA) January 12, 2021
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