The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2020 season as one of the hottest teams in the league and much of it has to do with their explosive offensive weapons.
One of those offensive weapons who is poised for a major breakout season is RB Ronald Jones II.
Jones, who is entering his third year with the Buccaneers, will be the unquestioned starter and will have an opportunity to showcase his talent like never before this time around.
That being said, here are three concerns for Jones II heading into the season.
3. Gaining Tom Brady‘s trust
While we normally talk about wide receivers being the main position that has to gain a quarterback’s trust, it’s also true with running backs.
Jones II is going to be tasked with pass-protection, carrying the ball and making catches out of the backfield.
It should be expected that Brady will have quite the influence and leeway when it comes to calling out audibles and reading coverages. As a result, he could check into more runs- or check out of runs more often than not- depending on how he feels about Jones II and his capability as a runner.
One of the keys to this Buccaneers offensive system is to also utilize the running back as a receiver out of the backfield. It’s something most aren’t talking about, but Jones II needs to develop chemistry and earn the trust of his quarterback to have a successful season.