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Cancel Mob Comes for QB Mac Jones

Posted on | April 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Cancel Mob Comes for QB Mac Jones

When he was 13 years old in 2012, Mac Jones wore a “Nobama” costume for Halloween. This was just days before the 2012 election, and Jones was a ninth-grader at the prestigious Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. In other words, this was a swing state in an election year, where everybody in Florida was being saturated with political ads and — surprise, surprise — the Jones family were among the 49% of Floridians who voted Republican that year. So it wasn’t remotely “controversial” for a teenager in Florida to make fun of Obama. But now it’s 2021 . . .

The “cancel culture” mob went rooting around on Mac Jones’s sister’s social media accounts to find this 2012 photo in an apparent effort to depict Jones — who led Alabama to the national championship — as some sort of racist, with the NFL Draft on the immediate horizon.

Let me explain what’s really behind this: The San Francisco 49ers are looking for a franchise quarterback. They were 12th in the draft order, but traded away their first-round pick, plus their first-round picks for 2022 and 2023 to the Miami Dolphins for the No. 3 overall pick. Everybody knows this was aimed at getting the kind of quarterback who can take the Niners to the Super Bowl, and there was widespread speculation that Mac Jones is their man. The other possible choice is Justin Fields of Ohio State. These are two very different quarterbacks — Mac Jones is a traditional Tom Brady-type drop-back passer with a powerful arm, while Fields is more of the run-and-gun “wildcat” QB. During the last full season (2019) for Ohio State, Fields rushed for 484 yards, while Jones in 2020 rushed for only 14 yards. But Jones is by far the better passer, with 4,500 yards and a 77.4 completion percentage his senior year. Not to mention, of course, that in their head-to-head matchup in the National Championship game, Alabama absolutely humiliated Ohio State 52-24, with Jones throwing for five TDs and 464 yards. The choice between Fields and Jones is a choice between two very different players, and San Francisco has bet the future of their franchise on this choice.

Oh, wait — left-wing San Francisco, a franchise that has been under fire by radicals ever since they benched Colin Kaepernick. Isn’t it obvious that the 49ers are under tremendous pressure to choose Fields — the black guy — over the white guy, Jones? Frankly, it makes no difference to me, as an Alabama fan, because I’m sure Jones will be great wherever he goes in the draft, but this attempt to get Jones “cancelled” as a racist shows how identity politics ruins everything. NFL teams can’t even make personnel choices without being subjected to scrutiny over absurd “social justice” standards that have nothing to do with football.

Anyway, if the 49ers don’t draft Mac Jones, they’ll be making a mistake, but it’s probably “white supremacy” to say so.



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