Gamblers Loading Up On Julio Jones

August 18th, 2022

Red zone monster?

This seems like a terrible bet, but damn if Joe wouldn’t guzzle a few Bromosas if it happened.

Lately gamblers are falling in love with Bucs receiver Julio Jones. Per Matt Severance of Sportsline, these short-term investment brokers apparently think it’s smart money to bank on Julio having a monster season with Tom Brady throwing him the ball.

Jones is taking the most action of any player at Caesars Sportsbook to lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns this year, dropping his price from an open of +15000 to +7500.

This is very strange to Joe, just based on Julio’s history. As Severance correctly points out, only once has Julio ever had double-digit touchdowns in a season. And that was 10 years ago.

Another thing to factor: The last time Julio played in more than 10 games in a season was 2019. Generally, dudes don’t get healthier as they age, especially if they are on the wrong side of 30.

Accountants at Caesars must be loving folks laying cash on Julio to lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns. This is how suits collect bonuses.

Now somehow, if Julio leads the Bucs in touchdown catches, that would tell Joe the Bucs are rolling.

16 Responses to “Gamblers Loading Up On Julio Jones”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    This reminds me of the story how the Panthers odds decreased after the Mayfield signing. People hate Baker so much they think he’s worse than Sam Darnold. Easy money for Vegas

  2. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    Could this team possibly be the next to have 4 players with 10 or more TDs in a season?

  3. Jeff Says:

    Stupid bet. He’ll never stay healthy for a full season. Smarter bet is he doesn’t even crack up 1000 yards.

  4. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    It means we are rolling, or that Evans is injured.

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    Evans, Gage, Godwin and Perriman are all currently dealing with injuries…

    How is this a “stupid bet”?

  6. Lt. Dan Says:

    Because Evans, Gage, Godwin and Perriman are all on the verge of returning and the season is still a few weeks away. Gronk may be back mid season as well.

  7. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Lt. Dan

    I hope your right but history has shown most of our WRs will end up on IR at some point this season.

    Evans, Godwin, Perriman, A.B., Miller and Grayson – all injured last season.

    And so was Gronk by the way…

  8. #8 Says:

    If the team is rolling & TE’s playing well, do they mess with that chemistry even if Gronk wants in? Someone has to get cut to make room for Gronk-

    I love Gronk, but I hope to hell we don’t need Gronk.

    Not as much as I hope for Suh though.

  9. brooks Says:

    I would be surprised if he played more than four or five games this season he’s always on the injured list

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Julio usually isn’t a big red zone threat…..My money would be on Gage….or Evans

  11. Joe Says:

    How is this a “stupid bet”?

    It’s all spelled out in the story.

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    I’d be happy with Julio getting 700 yards and 2 TDs. Betting on him to be TD leader is ridiculous.

  13. Captain Oblivious Says:

    Yeah, Julio leading the NFL in TDs this season is a suckers bet. However, Brady tends to make good receivers great so don’t be surprised if Julio, Gage, and/or Ooten gets 10+ TDs this year.

  14. jb Says:

    If J.J. leads the team in receiving TDs, I doubt we even make the playoffs as that means something has happened to the core of our receivers. No way a 30 year old who rarely if ever has had double digit TDs in a season goes out and out plays Evans and Godwin! Unless our defense has a history making season we are screwed if Jones is our top Receiver.

  15. CrackWise Says:

    If he leads in TDs that would tell a wise man that Mike Evans is hurt.

    Also, please clarify for us. Is Mike Evans not getting a lot of action for MVP? How is that going to happen if his team mate out does him?


  16. geno711 Says:

    People article is clear. The bet is not that Julio Jones leads the Bucs in TD’s. The crazy stupid bet is whether Julio leads all the NFL in TD’s.

    That would essentially be that:
    1. all of the Bucs receivers would have to be injured all year long,
    2. that Julio Jones would have to stay healthy all year long,
    3. that stud receivers on other teams ALL have bad years,
    4. and Julio has his best TD season ever in his career.