3 Most Likely Julio Jones Free Agent Destinations
When NFL free agency opens up next week, Julio Jones is expected to be an unrestricted free agent for the second year in a row.
While the 34-year-old wideout isn't the elite talent that he used to be, he's still an intriguing option for teams in need of receiving help. Injuries have kept him off the field for much of the past three seasons, but perhaps someone will roll the dice on him in the hopes that he'll be able to stay healthy in 2023.
Here are three teams that should consider signing the seven-time Pro Bowler this offseason.
Julio Jones Free Agency Rumors
1. Green Bay Packers
Regardless of whether Aaron Rodgers stays or leaves, the Packers need help at wide receiver this offseason. After trading Davante Adams last offseason and potentially losing Allen Lazard in free agency this year, Green Bay could bring in Jones to help fill the void in its young receiving room. Rodgers would probably love the chance to play with Jones, who might be able to help the Packers' offense get back on track after a disappointing 2022 if he can stay on the field.
2. Dallas Cowboys
Last season proved that the Cowboys could use some more receiving depth after trading away Amari Cooper and becoming a bit too reliant on the ground game. Jerry Jones' affinity for star players is well known, so he'd likely be willing to open his checkbook for the former All-Pro. Jones could play a more complementary role alongside CeeDee Lamb, which would ease some of the strain on his legs and enable him to exploit opponents' weaker cornerbacks and safeties. Dallas seems like a good fit for Jones, who is still chasing a Super Bowl ring as well.
3. New York Giants
New York could desperately use a veteran wideout to enhance its thin receiving corps, especially after trading Kadarius Toney and moving on from Kenny Golladay. Jones could fill that WR1 role and help mentor the team's young receivers. He'd also finally get the chance to play in a big market after spending his career in Atlanta, Nashville, and Tampa Bay if that's something he desires. Now that the Giants are committed to Daniel Jones they need to surround him with legitimate weapons, and Jones would be the team's best-receiving threat since Odell Beckham Jr.