3 Best Remaining Julio Jones Free-Agent Destinations in 2022

Devon Platana
The three best remaining Julio Jones free-agent destination in 2022, including the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
The three best remaining Julio Jones free-agent destination in 2022, including the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. / Andrew Nelles / Tennessean.com / USA
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The NFL's free agency period has been going on for almost two weeks and several notable names are still available. One of the more intriguing names of the bunch is none other than seven-time Pro-Bowl wideout Julio Jones.

Jones' 2021 campaign with the Tennessee Titans was largely forgettable, with injuries limiting him to 10 games played, 31 receptions, 434 yards and a touchdown. Although it was easily the worst season of his career, a change in scenery could help the 33-year-old have a respectable bounce-back season.

Here's a look at the three best remaining Jones free-agent destinations in 2022.

Julio Jones Free Agency

1. Indianapolis Colts

Jones joining the Indianapolis Colts would be mutually beneficial for both parties. On one hand, the Colts desperately need another wideout beyond Michael Pittman Jr. On the other, Indianapolis has something that could attract Jones: quarterback Matt Ryan. A total of 838 of Jones' 848 receptions in an Atlanta Falcons uniform came with Ryan throwing him the ball, resulting in 12,744 yards and 60 touchdowns. Even if neither man is in his prime, the chemistry that the duo has doesn't grow on trees. Ryan should be properly protected by the Colts' offensive line, giving Jones more than enough time to get open. With Indianapolis feeling pressure to make a deep playoff run, taking a swing on a Jones-Ryan reunion makes sense.

2. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are searching for wide receiver depth after trading Davante Adams and losing Marquez Valdes-Scantling to free agency. Needless to say, there'd be no harm taking a swing on a former five-time All-Pro wideout like Jones. Randall Cobb is currently Green Bay's No. 2 WR and considering how he had fewer yards (375) than Jones in two more games last season, the latter is an upgrade at the position. The jury is still out whether Jones (if healthy) has another 1,000-yard campaign in him, but playing with a four-time NFL MVP like Aaron Rodgers definitely gives him his best opportunity.

3. Dallas Cowboys

Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb will slot in as the Dallas Cowboys' top wideouts in 2022, but the team could use more depth after trading Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Although Jones said "I ain’t going to Dallas" on Fox's Undisputed last year regarding him leaving Atlanta, time can change one's perception. The Cowboys have one of the most explosive offenses in the league and Jones could benefit from playing with them. Although Dan Quinn is the team's defensive coordinator, he was the Falcons' head coach during Jones' best years with the franchise. The veteran WR would also face less pressure playing the No. 3 role behind Gallup and Lamb, which could help him return to form.

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