Tom Brady has new Buccaneers weapon more people should’ve expected

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How could anyone doubt that Julio Jones and Tom Brady was going to be an unstoppable combination on the Buccaneers? Their first showing was excellent.

Julio Jones the player has been on the Buccaneers for a few months now, but no one knew which version of the wide receiver was coming to battle for a ring with Tom Brady.

Some people believed Jones was going to be the fourth wide receiver on the depth chart. Others wondered if he still had the juice after various injuries and down years.

All of that should be gone now. Not only is Jones on the Buccaneers and playing better than most expected, but it would be fair to qualify him as Tom Brady’s newest weapon.

Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Leonard Fournette aren’t surprising anyone when they play well. Everyone in the league knows to watch out for them and what they can do. Jones was a different story before Sunday night.

All it took was one performance to put Jones in that same category as Antonio Brown when he arrived in Tampa; plan-for players.

The future Hall of Fame wide receiver finished the game with 69 receiving yards and 17 rushing yards on five touches. That type of production doesn’t come from anyone that isn’t one of the best players on the field.

Jones has shown everyone that he is still the player that used to dominate the Buccaneers secondary alongside every other one in the NFL, and now he gets to do it for and with Tom Brady.

Brady having another weapon like Jones couldn’t come at a better time. Even with the recent shift towards the run, the loss of Chris Godwin requires a player like Jones to step up, and he looks more than up to the task.

The GOAT has moved mountains with his third receiver that isn’t Mike Evans or Chris Godwin. Brown, Scotty Miller, and Tyler Johnson have done well in that role. Julio Jones is going to dominate it.

This Buccaneers offense is going to become unstoppable when it remembers how to throw the ball 40 times a game and get the best wide receiver corps in the league more involved. Jones is going to be a problem.

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