Mac Jones saw his first NFL game action when the Patriots took on WFT in the preseason. Skip Bayless had a weird take with Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Mac Jones after.
Jones was the Patriots first round pick being selected 15th overall in the 2021 NFL draft. With the Patriots in a bit of a flux after Tom Brady left last offseason, they signed Cam Newton as a stop-gap, and potentially a hopeful candidate for a long-term answer at the quarterback position.
However, Newton didn’t impress in his first season with the Pats, but New England still wanted him back as they acnowledged that Covid and a lack of a strong wide receiver group didn’t give him the opporunities he needed to be successful.
They still decided to take Mac Jones, however, just in case the Cam experiment doesn’t work out, and this way, they can think for the future too. Jones played decently enough in his first preseason game, but Skip Bayless still found some way to come after him.
Mac Jones takes the field to a standing ovation in Foxborough 🙌
— ESPN (@espn) August 13, 2021
Skip Bayless Says Mac Jones Has Poor Arm Strength That Makes Tom Brady Look Like Patrick Mahomes
Mac Jones made several nice throws, along with some bad ones, during his first NFL preseason game as he helped the Patriots beat WFT 22-13. He had one deep shot that showed off his pinpoint accuracy, but unfortunately the receiver dropped the ball.
Nevertheless, Skip Bayless still came up with this wild take following the game:
Mac Jones’ arm strength makes Brady’s look like Mahomes’.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 13, 2021
Well, Skip, did you take a look at throw Mac Jones made?
My goodness. Mac Jones put this ball right on Kristian Wilkerson’s hands (and only where the WR could catch it). 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/odjmGeahQP
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) August 13, 2021
Yeah, not only does that prove that Jones has great arm strength, it also shows the kind of accuracy he has, one of his biggest pros during college. Also, sure, Tom Brady may not be Patrick Mahomes when it comes to launching footballs, but he isn’t bad at the deep ball.
Sometimes I wish Tom Brady would stop dink & dunking. It irritates me that I can’t find any deep throws of his to show fans who claim he can’t throw long! pic.twitter.com/COmZ8EXqYk
— Spurs Legacy 🦦 (@spurs_four) June 14, 2021
Who said Tom Brady couldn’t throw deep anymore? 🐐 🚀 pic.twitter.com/sFTd4fGc9z
— PFF (@PFF) February 5, 2021
Yes, Mahomes undeniably has the better arm than Brady, and he probably has the best arm in all of the NFL, but Brady is no slouch when it comes to throwing the ball. Horrible take all-around by Skip Bayless. While you’re at it, here’s a Patrick Mahomes deep shot you didn’t know you needed to see today:
Our ESPN crew saw Patrick Mahomes throw a bunch of long bombs during a #MNF pregame last year in Denver. Producer Jay Rothman knew to put a camera on him in warmups tonight with this game played at such high elevation. #KCvsLAC pic.twitter.com/1d3455i16M
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) November 19, 2019