Mac Jones responds to comparisons to Tom Brady, points to what they have in common
The NFL Draft is two weeks away from tonight, and Alabama’s Mac Jones is increasingly expected to be one of the first players off the board.
But is he the next Tom Brady? Jones has received some comparisons to the Tampa Bay QB and NFL legend. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit even framed a question in that context to Jones on ESPN. Jones pointed to several things they have in common, such as their physical specimen, competitive spirit and being overlooked, at times, by talent evaluators.
“I don’t like to compare myself to him, I’ve got a long way to go,” Jones said, per Pro Football Talk. “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.”
Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, something Jones likely won’t be able to relate to as many draft experts expect Jones to be taken no later than No. 3 overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Recently, Herbstreit heaped plenty of praise on Jones by describing him as a surgeon on the field, and having an “assassin’s mindset,” per NBC Sports Bay Area.