Professional athletes are tasked with the duty of helping make their organization the best that it can be. Sometimes that means taking to social media to try and lure a star player to come to play for the team.
That's exactly what Arizona Cardinals superstar wideout DeAndre Hopkins did on Friday. Rumors have been circulating that the Atlanta Falcons are listening to trade offers regarding wide receiver Julio Jones. Attempting to try and help the Cardinals improve their roster, Hopkins tweeted out "Somebody at the gym asked me would I restructure my contract for Julio?" and inserted a GIF of actor Neil Patrick Harris nodding.
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Hopkins is the second big-name NFL player in two days to try to recruit Jones via Twitter. Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry tried to do the same on Thursday, telling the Falcons receiver to "TITAN TF UP." Regardless of where Jones ends up, each of these social media recruiting attempts just shows how highly his peers think of him.
A 7-time Pro-Bowler, Jones has been tearing it up over the last decade in Atlanta. Through 10 seasons with the Falcons, he's caught 848 passes for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns. Jones has also received All-Pro honors five times, cementing the fact that he's one of the league's top pass-catchers.
Besides, the fact of the matter is that he'd look great in a Cardinals jersey, lining up alongside the likes of Hopkins, Christian Kirk and A.J. Green. Quarterback Kyler Murray is also one of the most exciting young signal-callers in the NFL and it's easy to imagine how he could progress with the above receiving core at his disposal.
The Cardinals are currently tied for having the 19th-best odds to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Taking into account that those odds are in the bottom half of the league, it's understandable why Hopkins would try to recruit Jones to help move the needle.
The truth is there's no way of knowing that Hopkins' recruiting attempt worked unless Jones ends up in Arizona. Until then, you can't knock a man for trying.
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