Mac Jones already couldn’t escape comparisons to Tom Brady, and now they will be talked about even more after what he did on Monday Night.
Like Brady, Jones is off to an impressive start early in his career, as he continues to lead a red hot Patriots team that is in first place.
The former University of Alabama standout has also reportedly kept one of Brady’s unique cold weather game tactics alive at his old stomping grounds. Former Patriots offensive lineman and current NFL analyst Rich Ohrnberger pointed out that Jones was wearing a SCUBA suit under his uniform during New England’s frigid Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills, noting that Brady “always wore” a SCUBA suit under his uniform “in cold weather.”
“Mac Jones is wearing a SCUBA suit under his uniform. Tom Brady always wore one in cold weather, he passed the idea on to Brian Hoyer (who wears a SCUBA suit in cold weaterh), and Hoyer passed this on to Mac…Part of the reason why it’s important to have a veteran in the room,” Ohrnberger tweeted.
Jones was only allowed to throw three passes all night long as New England changed its scheme to combat aggressive winds at Highmark Stadium. He completed two passes for 19 yards during the Patriots’ 14-10 victory, which extended their lead in the AFC East Division standings and re-secured sole possession of first-place in the AFC.
During New England’s seven-game winning streak, Jones has tossed for 1,397 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions.