A discerning eye may spot one thing completely different about Mac Jones on Sunday, and it had nothing to do together with his uncharacteristically erratic passing.
For causes unknown, the blue No. 10 jersey worn by the New England Patriots in his workforce’s 33-21 loss to the Buffalo Payments at Gillette Stadium featured the franchise’s old letter and number font, which was discontinued after the 2019 season.
Right here’s how Jones’ uniform seemed on Sunday:
And right here’s the way it’s imagined to look (word the completely different “1”):
The nameplate on the again of Jones’ jersey additionally featured the Patriots’ Tom Brady-era lettering, which was extra stylized. Examine his “N” and “E” to those on teammate Kendrick Bourne’s jersey:
When the Patriots launched their present uniform set earlier than the 2020 season, they primarily turned their Coloration Rush alternate into their major uni and added a corresponding white model (with the identical blue pants) for away video games. They tweaked the font, nevertheless, switching out the one they utilized all through Brady’s tenure for an easier — and, one may argue, extra boring — alternative.
That Jones was sporting the earlier type was particularly odd since he, as a rookie, wasn’t even on the Patriots the final time they used it.