Or maybe they really don't want to JC to play like a rushdown monster again. It's not the first time they would have remade a character sadly.Maybe that's just because not enough people are complaining. NRS is known for patching games while intoxicated hence random changes nobody asked for, but Scorpion got a slight nerf at least due to everybody getting mad. I don't even think you can call it a nerf because it just made them play smarter and more passive.
If JC would get any buff , I would hope it's making f2 a mid. Since mids are literally the only thing that makes characters in this game. Just look at what happened to frost.