Nick Wright lives up to his nickname with latest take on Mac Jones

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Some people in the media who cover the NFL cannot be trusted to speak on certain players or teams without bias. Of course, most of those who get into covering a specific sport grew up fans of a particular team, but when you get into a position of covering the entire league, biases need to be left at home and how you speak about players/teams, etc. shouldn't be laced with blatant prejudice.

Unfortunately, those standards are not what "First Things First" host Nick Wright is held to.

Besides being a known Kansas City Chiefs fan, Wright has personal issues with the Patriots for some unknown reason. Regardless if it's for this or that reason, he is the host of a television program that discusses all major American sports, with an emphasis on the NFL.

Whenever the Patriots become a topic of conversation, Wright has difficulty setting aside his internalized fan hatred and speaking about New England in a usual way. He's not the only one in the media who does this, but he's become a prominent figure at the forefront of all who are not too fond of the six-time Super Bowl Champions.

His latest rant occurred earlier this week when the panel discussed a new interview by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. He wrote a lengthy piece about a conversation with Mac Jones that detailed his successful career at Alabama and the ups and downs since being selected by the Patriots two years ago.

But in typical form, only one part of the article made waves online.

Because so many have already written Jones off from ever becoming anything successful in the NFL, the part of the interview where he mentions he hopes to get back to his Alabama self created headlines everywhere. It's what most naysayers grabbed onto and ran away with, including Wright, who went on a long-winded rant about it on Thursday's show.

On the surface, not everything Wright said was incorrect. The players that Jones had around him during his time at Alabama did go on to be drafted high and have since become top-name players in the league. That is not how the Patriots are currently set up, lessening his chances of recreating his championship-winning team and season.

However, the basis of his argument is mainly based on personal opinion and recency bias. Not to mention that he doesn't appear to have actually read the article by Breer because Jones provided far more context to his comment than what Wright is suggesting.

Breer responded to what critics like Wright were saying, even calling them out for not reading the article, during an appearance on NBC Sports Boston Thursday evening.

This interview was very candid from Jones, and he openly spoke about the roller coaster of a career he's had over the last four years. He did not allude to becoming the same quarterback he was his final season in Alabama when he was surrounded by guys like Najee Harris, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle.

As Breer clarifies, the quarterback was referring to the hope of restoring his confidence and freedom while playing in college. Is there anything wrong with that? It takes no time to see the context of what Jones meant, which seemingly proves Wright did not read the article.

Or, in a worst-case scenario, he purposely left out the proper context to have another hot take of his go viral and irritate New England fans, which is entirely possible. No matter what, it's not exactly professional to leave out essential details of a story you discuss on any platform, especially when it's a team that you are known to be biased toward.

It's just another example of a talking head taking any and all opportunities to put down a player they don't favor, and it's really becoming old at this point.