Julio Jones Touted by Twitter as Missing Piece for Tom Brady, Bucs Winning Super Bowl

Erin WalshJuly 26, 2022

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 09: Julio Jones #2 of the Tennessee Titans gets set against the Houston Texans during an NFL game at NRG Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are loading up for what could be one of Tom Brady's final seasons with the franchise, and they landed the quarterback a significant target Tuesday by signing Julio Jones to a one-year deal, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jones, a seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, is now expected to be one of Brady's top targets in 2022 alongside Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Following the loss of Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement this summer, adding Jones is exactly the receiving weapon the Bucs needed.

Jones is now being touted by NFL fans as the missing piece to Brady and Tampa Bay winning another Super Bowl, and the rest of the league should be scared.

Daniel Oโ€™Donovan @DOD_Cast

<a href="https://twitter.com/juliojones_11?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@juliojones_11</a> to the Bucs with <a href="https://twitter.com/TomBrady?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TomBrady</a>. His hamstrings are going to be the only thing standing in the way of them winning the Super Bowl.

CONTENT @a1shaunn

Julio Jones to Tom Brady ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

#โ˜• @neorecusant

Julio Jones joining the Buccaneers. They were already stacked at WR and are still adding more weapons

Prabhat Seelamsetti @PrabSeelamsetti

Yโ€™all are gonna be reminded who Julio Jones is this year. Tampa looking scary ๐Ÿ‘€

El Eligido @MrDTroy

Julio Jones said he gettin a ring one way or another I ain't even mad at it

Bway๐Ÿ’ฐ @UptownBroadway_

We just got Julio Jones omg ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Ladies Luh' Coo' J @JvleZRvleZ

Julio Jones in Tampa Bay?!<br><br>Give them the Lombardi Trophy already. ๐Ÿ˜…<br><br>Slaughter.

DraftKings @DraftKings

The rest of the league seeing Brady add Julio to his WR corps <a href="https://t.co/1D8C6mGK88">pic.twitter.com/1D8C6mGK88</a>

Ian โœŒ๐Ÿพ @GRoddy3x

The same Tom Brady that came back 28-3 in the super bowl against Julio Jones and the Falcons. Bucs gonna win now. Thereโ€™s no way. ๐Ÿ˜ <a href="https://t.co/p5PwEMu8iO">https://t.co/p5PwEMu8iO</a>

Tommy Scott @TScottACPS

Evans, Godwin and Gage is already a great trio and now you add Julio Jones? Iโ€™ll start looking for Super Bowl tickets.

๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—•๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐ŸŽ™ @ZacOnTheMic

Picture it ๐Ÿ”ฎ <br><br>March 2023โ€ฆ <br><br>Julio Jones &amp; Tom Brady sit down for some avocado tequila after another <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoBucs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoBucs</a> boat parade, reminiscing about playing against each other in a Super Bowl &amp; now winning a ring on the same squad in Champa Bay <a href="https://t.co/W0Yhs6WF6f">pic.twitter.com/W0Yhs6WF6f</a>

Jones has dealt with injuries over the last two seasons, but when fully healthy, he's one of the best receivers in the NFL. During the 2019 season, he caught 99 passes for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games.

Brady now has two targets who have recorded at least 1,000 receiving yards in seven seasonsโ€”Jones and Evansโ€”in addition to Godwin, who has posted two 1,000-plus receiving seasons, and Russell Gage, who has recorded back-to-back seasons with at least 700 receiving yards.

Beyond Jones, Evans, Godwin and Gage, Brady can also turn to Tyler Johnson, Cyril Grayson Jr., Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden and Breshad Perriman out wide. He also has Cameron Brate and Kyle Rudolph at tight end and Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White at running back.

Talk about dangerous.