Outside of being drafted by the New England Patriots, Tom Brady and Mac Jones have something in common — and it’s hilarious.
Both quarterbacks have pre-NFL shirtless photos that went viral and they didn’t gain popularity from having flawless athletic builds. Brady’s photo came from the 2000 draft combine and he acknowledged the fact that his iconic photo inevitably pops up annually during the NFL draft.
Jones’ photo has been a hot topic entering the draft and he looks far from an elite NFL player in it. Regardless, he threw for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns last season while winning the National Championship.
NFL fans took to Twitter immediately to point out the comparison and make some hilarious memes in the process.
— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) April 30, 2021
— Savage (@BOSTONSPORTSB) April 30, 2021
You: “Stop the inevitable Tom Brady/Mac Jones comparisons. It’s silly and contrived.”
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) April 30, 2021
Mac Jones and Tom Brady are the same person coming out of college. Patriots got their QB again. pic.twitter.com/pbKfOhTGNw
— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) April 30, 2021
— Hector (@HectorIsOkay) April 30, 2021
*everyone posting Mac Jones and Tom Brady shirtless side by side* pic.twitter.com/kzygTX7n7u
— Katie Pondiscio (@kpondiscio) April 30, 2021
Jones has some high expectations to live up to, but at least he can draw a couple comparisons.