The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a shocking move on Tuesday.

Just moments after it was reported that wide receiver Chris Godwin has been cleared to begin training camp (he had surgery in early January for a torn ACL), ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Tampa Bay is signing free agent wide receiver Julio Jones to a one-year deal.

Jones is a future Hall of Fame wide receiver who turned 33 earlier this year.

The former Alabama standout spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. While in Atlanta, Jones became one of the most dominant wide receivers in the NFL. He reached seven Pro-Bowls with the Falcons while also leading the league in receiving yards on two occasions.

Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans ahead of the 2021 season. He battled injuries last season and only managed 31 receptions for 434 yards and one touchdown. Jones was released by Tennessee earlier this spring.

If Jones can stay healthy, he can still be a dominant player. He may not be as fast as he was at 25, but he still possesses incredible athleticism.

Jones will team with Godwin, Mike Evans, and Russell Gage to give Tom Brady one of the most dynamic wide receiver groups in the NFL.

By the way, Jones has never won a Super Bowl. Ironically, his one shot — the famous 28-3 Falcons/Patriots Super Bowl comeback — was ruined by Brady, his new teammate.

Maybe Jones and Brady can celebrate a Super Bowl win together early next year.

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