Tom Brady’s Greatest Receivers: Where would Julio Jones Stand If He Joins The Bucs?

Published 03/21/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, without a doubt. But football is a team sport. A QB is just as important as his target. Throughout his illustrious 22 year career, Brady has thrown to many remarkable wide receivers. 

Recently, some rumors are brewing about Julio Jones. He could be on his way to joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The seven-time Pro Bowler has an impressive resume of his own. Let us see how he fairs up against some of Brady’s greatest wide receivers. 

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Top receivers of Tom Brady

#5. Deion Branch:

For the first entry on the list, let’s go back to the GOAT’s early days. Back in 2002, The New England Patriots drafted Deion Branch. The wide receiver and TB12 made for a lethal combo that led them to the win in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Branch became a consistent target for Tom Brady. The quarterback relied on Branch a lot, especially in the big games. Branch played with Brady for seven seasons before he switched to Seattle. TNo. 83 caught a total of 28 TD passes from Brady.  

#4. Julian Edelman:

Julian Edelman played with Brady for a decade. The duo won three Super Bowls together. He was a seventh-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft. Although the receiver never won a Pro Bowl, he was an important part of the Patriots.

In total, no.11 caught 580 passes from Brady for 6,311 yards and 41 touchdowns. Julian Edelman also won the Super Bowl MVP for his performance in SB LIII.

#3 Mike Evans:

Mike Evans, alongside Rob Gronkowski, has been the favorite target of Tom Brady in Tampa. The 6-foot-5, 231 pounds receiver is a gifted athlete. He was a big part of winning the Super Bowl in Brady’s first year with the Buccaneers.

The duo finished the 2021 season with 70 catches for 1,006 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was Brady’s supposedly last TD ever. With Terrific Tom making his return to the field next season, these numbers are sure to go up.  

#2. Julio Jones:

If Julio Jones decides to play alongside Tom Brady this season, both of them could cause some Super Bowl level damage. The 6-foot-3, 220 pounds athlete is an absolute powerhouse. Yes, the 7-time Pro Bowler is closer to the end of his career than the start. But Brady’s magic combined with Jones’ stature and size should mean trouble for the opposition.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jones was the first-round pick by the Falcons in the 2011 draft. The receiver went to seven Pro Bowls throughout his career and had 879 receptions for 13,330 yards. Julio Jones and Tom Brady would make for a legendary combo.

#1. Randy Moss:

Who else but Randy Moss would top this list? Moss is considered one of the best wide receivers in the history of the NFL. He made an instant connection with Brady. 2007 was the best year for the receiver. He caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns in the regular season.

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Sadly, the duo never won a Super Bowl together, but they were one of the most impressive QB/WR combo of all time. Moss has caught a total of 39 touchdown passes from Brady. The Pats went 18-0 till the Super Bowl. We might not see a connection like this ever again.

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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