Julio Jones was quoted saying “I’m outta there” to Undisputed host Shannon Sharpe when asked about his future with the Atlanta Falcons.
So, Jones appears to be available. Should the Washington Football Team pursue him? The simple answer to this question is yes, but then again so would any team in the NFL. The more in-depth answer is still yes.
Why the Washington Football Team should pursue Julio Jones
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Even though Julio Jones is coming off an injury-plagued 2020 campaign, he is still Julio Jones: one of the best receivers in the NFL. In fact, his 2020 season only helps Washington because his stock has dipped due to the injuries. The team may be able to pick him for a couple of second- or third-round picks.
Now, I know the Washington Football Team and their fans cherish these picks, but we have to remind ourselves that our defense is top two in the league and it’s No. 2.
Our offense on the other hand looks scary, but we don’t know how everything will play out in the 2021 NFL Season.
What I do know is that Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Julio Jones would be the most dangerous and most intimidating wide-out group in the NFL. And there’s really no debate for that.
Washington would face competition to land Julio Jones, but because they have cap space and a need at receiver, they have a good chance to land him. Now even though some may think Bill Belichick and his dog Nike’s Patriots are above Washington in the pecking order for Jones, I don’t see Julio going there.
Why? Because of New England’s spending spree in free agency.
If Washington can get Julio for the right price, without giving up one of our key pieces on the defense and just sacrifice a couple of Day 2 draft picks to get him, I would be 100 percent on board with that decision.
Let’s see what comes of it.