Last season was the first season the Patriots were without Tom Brady. The result, Cam Newton, a 7-9 record, and missed the playoffs. Brady, on the other hand, took the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl and won it. Media and fans are trying to forget the 2020 Patriots season so much they are making the most ridiculous comparison of all time. Linking their first-round pick this year Mac Jones to Tom Brady because he is a pocket passer, and they have the same body coming out of college. It’s like Cam Newton was never on this team and it’s going from Brady to Jones instead of Newton to Jones.
Stop Setting Mac Jones Up To Fail Comparing Him To Brady
First of all, we don’t know if Jones can play in the league yet. He hasn’t even stepped onto the field with his new teammates. According to Belichick, Newton is the starting quarterback unless someone else plays better than he does. For the media and fans to talk this kid up like he’s won seven Super Bowls is setting him up to fail. Felger and Mazz said it yesterday on 985 The Sports Hub and they are right.
Mac Jones Is A Pocket Passer That’s it
All he is is a pocket passer and nothing more at this point. There are many pocket passers in the league that aren’t even close to Brady such as. Joe Flacco, Kirk Cousins, and Ryan Tannehill. Do you know why? Cause there will never be another Brady in the league. He is a once-in-a-lifetime talent that would be difficult to accomplish. Seven Super Bowl Championships and 10 appearances. But, we already want to compare this kid to him? Please stop.
Jones Hasn’t Even Worked On The Field With His New Teammates Yet
Jones has to win at least four Super Bowls before we start making that comparison. He can think that to himself but I wouldn’t do it publicly. He should want to be the next big thing. I’m sure Patrick Mahomes does too. As of right now, Mahomes is closer to Brady than Jones by a long shot. The narrative going into this season that Jones is going to be the next Jordan of football is nonsense when at this moment he’s the backup to Newton and Stidham. Before the draft, Jones said he doesn’t want to be compared to Brady
“I don’t like to compare myself to him, I’ve got a long way to go,” Jones said. “But coming out of college it was, doesn’t have arm strength, can’t throw a spiral, can’t move. I can do that stuff, but it’s more like the intangible stuff. . . . He’s got the fire still, and that’s why he’s so good.”
I think Jones has the ability to be successful, however, people are setting him to fail to comparing him to a seven-time Super Bowl Champion. That isn’t fair to him or Brady. Let Jones be his own person and look up to Brady as a role model for quarterbacks. At the end of the day though, he will never be Brady nobody will.