New England Patriots wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is already signing the praises of Mac Jones, even if he hasn’t worked out with him yet.

The new Patriots wide receiver said Jones left a good impression on him during his first visit up to the team’s facilities in Foxborough after agreeing to a deal earlier in March.

“I have not thrown with Mac yet. But just watching film and just watching him, that dude loves, breathes New England,” Smith-Schuster said in an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand.” “He’s the definition of a Patriot. Even in my short time, my 24 hours of being in New England, he was there, constantly working out with the guys, just getting after it, getting in the books. I mean, he’s a rookie Pro Bowler. So they do have a lot of potential and I can’t wait to get right with him.”

That’s certainly a good sign for the start of the Jones-Smith-Schuster duo, especially considering who the veteran receiver is replacing. Smith-Schuster came to terms on a deal a day after Jakobi Meyers joined the Las Vegas Raiders. Meyers was the team’s leading receiver over the past three seasons and was a favorite of Jones, who called Meyers one of his closest friends on the team and said he wanted to play with him for the remainder of his career.