Julio Jones signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ricky Gray | July 27, 2022
The one-year deal will see the wide receiver join up with Tom Brady
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added a few veteran players to their roster in recent weeks. Yesterday, the team signed Julio Jones, who joins after being released by the Tennessee Titans.
Jones’ injuries essentially caused him to suffer a decline in his last season. However, none can argue that he’s one of the most consistent receivers when he’s on the field.
In a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, seven-time Pro Bowler gives 45-year-old Tom Brady another weapon in Tampa.
The receiving group in Tampa Bay now consists of Jones, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller, Breshad Perriman, and Russell Gage.
With Rob Gronkowski retiring, the Buccaneers also signed Kyle Rudolph, a former Minnesota Viking and New York Giant.
Jones who is 33 years old is the Falcons' career leader in catches (848) and yards (12,896) and is second to Roddy White in touchdown receptions (63).
He leads the NFL in receiving yards since 2014 and Evans leads the league in touchdowns in that amount of time. With both of them on the same team, the Buccaneers' offense looks lethal.
Last season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished first in the league in passing yards per game (307.6). With Jones added into the mix, the team’s passing game should be even more potent.
The real question is whether Jones can stay healthy for the entire season. If he can, he should be able to contribute immensely to the team’s success. The good news is that if he can’t it won’t negatively affect the team due to how deep the receiving corps is.