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Jun 16, 2021; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (50) reacts during the New England Patriots mini camp at the New England Patriots practice complex. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

One look at Mac Jones’ likeness in the upcoming Madden NFL 22 game from EA Sports, and you have to assume that the developers didn’t even try.

We are talking about a first-round pick, after all. And a quarterback. And a guy who could very well start games for the Patriots in year 1. Would it have taken that much effort to give him a real face?

Here’s what Jones will apparently look like in the new Madden, via 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich on Twitter:

The only possible explanation is that Jones’ face was randomly generated, or picked from a list of potential faces to use. There’s no way this was an actual attempt to create his real face. And it’s nothing new for Madden, either.

It’s just funny to see them get it so ridiculously wrong. And with a guy that Patriots fans will probably want to put in their lineup.

T&R talked about this craziness in hour 4 of Thursday’s show. You can hear that in the podcast below, starting around the 34:27 mark.

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