The NFC South will once again welcome Julio Jones. According to Tuesday’s news reports, the veteran wide receiver will sign a one-year contract with the Buccaneers.
Jones, who played for the Falcons for 10 of his Hall of Fame-caliber seasons, has joined a former foe in Tampa with the hopes of competing for a championship with quarterback Tom Brady, who stole a championship from Atlanta in Super Bowl LI with an incredible comeback.
With Jones in the mix, Brady should be able to keep up his offensive brilliance in Tampa. In addition to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and newcomer Russell Gage, Jones joins a talented Bucs receiving group. Jones serves as a form of reinforcement for Godwin, who is still recovering from an ACL rupture he received late in the 2021 season. Due to the tight end’s retirement this summer, the Bucs also lost Rob Gronkowski. Jones has played in seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro games.