Alabama QB Mac Jones explains how he got 'The Joker' as a nickname
Alabama QB Mac Jones is playing like a true Heisman Trophy candidate this year, and that means he’s becoming a household name.
That also means his nickname, “The Joker,” is becoming known around the SEC, as well.
So, how did the talented Alabama quarterback get that nickname? He shared the details on “Marty And McGee” this week:
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“I guess my buddy Richie, he used to play offensive line here, he just gave me that nickname my freshman year and then it kind of just spread throughout the team mostly just because I just laugh with my mouth open, kind of like the Joker. I have like a loud laugh or whatever. I guess that’s what it comes from and it kind of just stuck,” Jones said. “And then prank-wise in the locker room, I don’t really prank anybody, but I mean, we like to have fun in there and sometimes it gets pretty rough in there. But nothing crazy, prank-wise. Maybe put some baby powder on somebody’s stuff, but other than that, nothing bad.”
Not quite a Christopher Nolan-esque origin story for the nickname, but it seems Jones is cool with it and his teammates enjoy it. That’s all that matters, really.