As the single most underrated player on the Buccaneer roster, running back Ronald Jones is going to surprise a lot of people in 2020. Overlooked by Bucs fans and the entire NFL as a whole, the league is going to be in for a rude awakening when Jones puts everything together next season.
Previous opinions on Jones are warranted. His first season left a lot to be desired, and his second was overshadowed by a timeshare in the backfield that prevented him from playing up to his full potential.
With the handcuff removed and the offense transitioning slightly into one that will allow Jones to shine, the Bucs could have their first 1,000-yard rusher since Doug Martin. If Jones can mix that level of production with comparable receiving stats from 2019, he could be a candidate for the Pro Bowl.
Jones’ averages show an increased workload will be to his benefit statistically, and his receiving skills were the best amongst running backs on the roster last season. Most fans may not fully be behind RoJo just yet, but they are quickly going to see why passing up on a running back in the draft was the right decision for the Buccaneers.