2. Julio Jones
Julio attempted to revive his career with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs looking to win a ring and put his career back on track. Instead, Jones managed to play in only ten games and finished the season with a career-low in yards (293) and catch rate (55%) struggling to stay healthy or make an impact.
Jones leaving Atlanta has proven to be one of the worst decisions of any of Atlanta’s recent departures. Jones has had back-to-back career-worst years while the Falcons have found more productive pass-catchers in Drake London and Kyle Pitts.
Perhaps a return to Atlanta would help end Julio’s career on a high note. Regardless, it is clear that Jones failed both with the Titans and Bucs not appearing close to the same player he was with Matt Ryan and the Falcons in the 2019 or 2020 seasons. What Jones chooses to do this off-season is worth watching closely for a player who only three years ago had an argument as the best receiver in the league.