3 Likely Julio Jones Free-Agent Destinations After Release From Titans
Julio Jones tenure with the Tennessee Titans has turned out to be short-lived. Tennessee decided to cut the 33-year-old on Wednesday following an injury-plagued 2021 season.
The future Hall-of-Famer will surely have teams interested in his services as he hits the open market, though. Here's three likely landing spots for the veteran wideout.
Julio Jones Free-Agent Destinations
3. Kansas City Chiefs
It's no secret the Kansas City Chiefs would love to add a true No. 3 pass-catcher to complement Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. The team showed it's not scared to take a chance on risky veterans when they signed Josh Gordon last season. Though that didn't work out to great levels of production, Jones could be another buy-low candidate coming off of his down 2021 campaign. The seven-time Pro Bowler finished with just 434 yards and 1 TD in 10 games while dealing with injuries, prompting questions about how much he has left in the tank. Playing on a contender with Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback could be exactly what he needs to be reinvigorated.
2. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders leaned on Hunter Renfrow down the stretch in 2021 due to injuries and off-field issues, but they can't rely on that strategy again. Adding receiving talent is a must this offseason, which makes Jones an intriguing target. Despite his recent health issues, Jones isn't that far removed from elite production: He averaged 106.0 receptions and 1535.5 yards from 2018-2019 alone. The Raiders' WR3 role is currently vacant after Zay Jones' departure in free agency, and the remaining options outside of Renfrow and Bryan Edwards are unproven. Getting a veteran playmaker like Jones for cheap could turn out to be massive, especially with the ongoing arms race in the AFC West.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of receiving talent once again this offseason. The WR corps has a foundational piece in DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins was solid as the No. 2 last season, but they need an impact player to round Jalen Hurts' group of weapons. Jones would plenty of experience to the locker room, and his knowledge as a longtime WR1 in the NFL could be invaluable for Smith to learn from. Jones doesn't need to be a star in Philly, either. His presence alone could help take some of the defensive focus off of Smith and Dallas Goedert. A Jones addition would certainly help a unit that threw for the eighth-fewest passing yards per game last season.
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