People still want to see Julio Jones join the Colts
As NFL training camps approach, many still want the Indianapolis Colts to sign Julio Jones as their final offseason move.
The NFL has had an incredibly busy offseason. Several high-profile players either found new teams or received hefty extensions. However, as busy as the offseason has been so far, there are still a few moves that can be made.
The Indianapolis Colts have made their fair share of moves as well this offseason. They traded away Carson Wentz and traded for Matt Ryan, and also traded for Yannick Ngakoue and signed Stephon Gilmore. While those are quite the moves, Indy may not be done.
With training camps just around the corner, Doug Kyed from PFF wrote a recent piece detailing “One trade or free agent acquisition for all 32 NFL teams before 2022 training camp.” For the Colts, Kyed believes the team should sign Julio Jones.
PFF suggests the Colts sign Julio Jones
Kyed’s case is short and sweet, Indy’s receiving corp isn’t currently highly rated, and Julio Jones and Matt Ryan were one of the best duos of the last decade. Because of those two things, Jones signing with Indianapolis “makes way too much sense.”
It’s true, the Colts signing Julio Jones seems rather ideal. He’s one of the best wide receivers of all time, and even if he’s not what he used to be, he can still be a boost for this young and unproven wide receiver room in Indianapolis.
Last season, Jones had a game where he had six receptions for 128 yards, showing that he can still be productive. Also, 10 years with a quarterback doesn’t just go out the window. Jones and Ryan likely still have a rapport that can manifest into valuable production.
Unless the Colts plan on bringing TY Hilton back for another season, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bring in Julio Jones on an affordable deal.