- During Monday’s crazy weather game in Buffalo, it was reported that Patriots QB Mac Jones wore a SCUBA suit to stay warm.
- This trick was even reportedly handed down to him by former Patriots QB Tom Brady. Except it wasn’t.
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With temperatures below freezing and wind gusts of up to 50 MPH, it would have been understandable if a quarterback like Mac Jones wanted to bundle up a little bit more than usual Monday night in Buffalo.
In fact the wind was so fierce that the opening kickoff in the Patriots and Bills game went deep into … the stands.
The opening kickoff went INTO the stands 😧
The wind is no joke.
— NFL (@NFL) December 7, 2021
After seeing that, Bill Belichick’s squad went into serious ball control mode, throwing the ball just three times in their 51 offensive snaps.
During the game, it was widely reported (including later by us), that Mac Jones was keeping warm during the game by using a trick that was handed down to him by former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: a SCUBA suit.
Heck, even former Patriots lineman Rich Ohrnberger said that’s Jones was wearing one because of Brady.
Mac Jones is wearing a SCUBA suit under his uniform. Tom Brady always wore one in cold weather, he passed the idea on to Brian Hoyer (who wears a SCUBA suit in cold weather), and Hoyer passed this on to Mac…
Part of the reason why it’s important to have a veteran in the room. pic.twitter.com/xNq5Ryx7bi
— Rich 🎅hrnberger (@ohrnberger) December 7, 2021
Seems like a reasonable assumption considering Tom Brady has a history of wearing a SCUBA suit in ice cold weather conditions.
Tom Brady, once again wearing the scuba suit under his jersey, takes the field for warmups. pic.twitter.com/kLygXe7HRv
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 14, 2018
And because of this…
I have never seen snow 😳
— Mac Jones (@MacJones_10) November 22, 2015
Just one problem: that assumption was wrong.
On Wednesday, Mac Jones was asked if he was wearing a SCUBA suit during the Bills game.
“No. I just had my normal dress on,” Jones replied. “I’ve been listening to Brian [Hoyer]’s advice and all that. You have to get what you have to get on and go out there and play. You want to be warm. Like I said, it’s a learning experience. But at the end of the day, none of that stuff matters. You’ve just got to go out and play what you’re comfortable in.
“Some guys go out there with no sleeves and this and that and I think it’s just a personal preference. You want to stay warm as much as you can. Like I said, it’s going to be a learning experience and there will be plenty more games like that.”