Plenty compared Mac Jones to Tom Brady leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft.
While time will tell just how closely Jones stacks up to Brady, the pair of quarterbacks do have one thing in common: frequently being the butt of the joke due to an unflattering pre-NFL image.
Brady, of course, is responsible for arguably the most infamous scouting combine photo of all time, as TB12 in 2000 looked more like a career third-stringer rather than an elite signal-caller. A photo of a shirtless Jones in the Alabama locker room a few years back is equally embarrassing.
So when the Patriots drafted Jones with the 15th overall pick Thursday, countless Twitter users were quick to post a side-by-side of those pictures.
Should Jones struggle on the field in New England — whenever he gets his chance to play, that is — we imagine football fans won’t hesitate to rehash the uncomplimentary image.