During an appearance on “Merloni and Fauria” on WEEI this afternoon, Jones revealed that he had another moniker in college: The Joker.
Unfortunately, the origin for this nickname isn’t nearly as cool as it could have been.
Mac Jones was nicknamed The Joker at Alabama, after the Batman character. Says it’s because he laughs with his mouth open. @MerloniFauria were hoping that there was a more diabolical genesis to the name.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 7, 2021
Maybe Jones was “The Joker” in college, but after the summer the former Crimson Tide star had, no one is laughing about him around the NFL. Jones, the No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft, beat out Newton to earn the starting quarterback role as a rookie.
Not since Drew Bledsoe in 1993 has a rookie quarterback entered a season in New England with this much fanfare and responsibility. We’ll find out soon if Jones is up to the task.
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