In 2020, he only had 773 yards and nine touchdowns for the Atlanta Falcons.
Last season, he had career-worst numbers of 31 receptions for 434 yards and a touchdown.
Those stats are atypical from a wideout who has been an All-Pro five times and a Pro Bowler seven times.
Jones also led the league in receiving yards twice and is a part of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.
Now in Tampa Bay, he seems to be taking pointers from 45-year-old quarterback Tom Brady.
After all, Jones looks as if he is turning back time, according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 10, 2022
In a short video posted on the Get Up Twitter account, Darlington said, “Julio Jones, the Bucs’ recently-acquired wide receiver, looks like the 2019 version of Julio Jones out here. If he can stay healthy and that’s a big if, enjoy that one.”
Darlington was ecstatic in sharing the news that he even cut an update about Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
If that’s the case, Buccaneers fans are in for a treat.
In 2019, Jones played 15 games and finished with 1,394 yards to go with six touchdowns.
But then again, Darlington hinted that staying healthy is Jones’ biggest challenge because he only played 19 games over the past two seasons.
Brady Has A Full Receiving Corps At Hand
What’s scarier for opposing teams is that Jones will play with one of the game’s greatest winners.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be impossible for Tampa Bay to make a postseason return while Brady completes another 5,000-yard season.
Opposing defenses are at their mercy if they fire from all cylinders.