FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – November 14, New England Patriots No 10 Mac Jones speaks to teammates during a pre-match chat with the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts . (Photo by Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)
Mac Jones grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. The average daily temperature there is 57 degrees in December. He then played football at his college in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the average daily temperature in December was 48 degrees.
All that said, Jones was looking for something new as the calendar turned to December in Foxborough, where the daily average dropped to 27 degrees – and it only got colder after the New Year. However, Jones is taking the same methodical approach to this challenge as he has to for the rest of his young NFL career.
“I think just take it day by day and try not to focus on it too much and just wear what you have to wear and take advice from older people who have played a lot in the cold and just tried. to figure that out,” he said when asked Wednesday about acclimatization to cold New England weather.
In particular, he relied on a veteran in defense who was no stranger to the cold. “Just ask Brian [Hoyer] It’s really a lot of questions,” Jones said when asked how he learned what he needs to do to prepare for the cold. Hoyer spent six winters playing football in New England, plus another winter in Pittsburgh and Chicago, and two winters in Cleveland, where he also played high school.
“That’s all, you know, it’s okay to wear too much, and I don’t want to wear too little, in the end it’s just the spirit, it’s just a fight. go through it and draw from each experience and see what you can do better,” continued Jones. “If you think you’re too cold, wear more clothes and vice versa.”
Last week during the game against Cleveland, Jones wore a sleeveless top around his waist for the first time. The temperature for that game is mid 40’s.
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