The Bills’ Second Round Pick Wore An O.J. Simpson-Inspired Shirt When He Got Drafted

Zay Jones is the newest Buffalo Bills wide receiver and a man of interesting fashion choices. The Bills traded up seven spots to draft the East Carolina wideout 37th overall in the NFL Draft‘s second round on Friday night.

Draft coverage showed him live as the pick was announced, and Jones had a very Buffalo-themed shirt on when he took the call from the Bills.

That’s a shirt referencing the infamous O.J. Simpson police chase, but in reverse—several white Ford Broncos are chasing a single police car. I’m not sure where he picked it up, but dozens of t-shirt factories online had the image available for purchase shortly after it aired on television.

Simpson, of course, was a Buffalo Bill for nine years and set the NFL record for rushing yards in a season in 1973. He later got into, um, some legal trouble.

The shirt could be a clever coincidence, or maybe a bit of a conspiracy theory? New Bills head coach Sean McDermott brought in an East Carolina coach onto his new coaching staff. Did Jones know he was going to Buffalo before cameras got to him?

Jones will be reunited with his former college position coach, Phil McGeoghan, who fills the same role with the Bills. McDermott said that was a factor in the decision to select Jones.

In 50 career games at East Carolina, Jones caught a staggering 399 passes for 4,279 yards (but averaged only 10.7 yards per catch) and 23 touchdowns.

Illuminati plot or not, the Bills hope Jones stays in Buffalo for a long time. A report surfaced on Friday night that the team will not pick up the fifth year option on Sammy Watkins’ contract, meaning they think Jones is ready to chase down some records of his own in a Bills uniform.

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