The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their offense in advance this week, coming to terms with huge receiver Julio Jones on a one-12 months agreement settlement. The two sides agreed on a $6 million deal that might be worth as much as $8 million based on incentives.
The Buccaneers did no longer hold any glaring need on the wide receiver position heading into schooling camp. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are slated to all over again be quarterback Tom Brady’s top two wideout options, at the same time as the likes of Russell Gage and Tyler Johnson are set to offer eager intensity for the reigning NFC South champions at the location.
Still, the addition of Jones for the Buccaneers certain adds any other dimension to their offense. And as the seven-time Pro Bowler touched on at some stage in his introductory press conference, protective coordinators may additionally have to modify their game plans while going up in opposition to Tampa Bay.
“I just think defenses are probable going to go quarter, perhaps,” Jones stated. “Just because of the guns we have — we just have such a lot of that’s cool. At the quit of the day, we all need to live wholesome and come to work normal.
“Predictions and the entirety like that we simply all must come to paintings, be accountable to one another and deal with our duties. After the game or after the season, anything happens, takes place. We need to pop out here and take it in the future at a time to get higher and get our chemistry together.”
Jones has since all started to build chemistry with Tom Brady over the opening days of the Buccaneers’ schooling camp time table. He ought to cross directly to characteristic for Tampa Bay in its preseason opener in opposition to the Miami Dolphins on August 13.