The Flacons Finally Are Hitting the Reset Button
Updated: May 5, 2021
Julio Jones has been one of if not the best wide receives in all of football for the last seven years. He is an athletic freak, who’s superstar capability can turn any team from a pretender into an instant contender. And he is on the trading bloke right now, so I thought it would be a great idea to take a look at the top 4 teams that should try to trade for Julio and how that trade would impact the NFL as a whole.
Number 4 Washington Football Team
The Football Team may seem like a weird choice to put on this lust but stay with me for a second. It is true that the football team finished with an under 500 record and only made the playoffs because of the horrific division they were in. However, that 7 and 9 record requires context. With Alex Smith starting the team went 5 and 1 and without him, they went 2 and 8. This stat points out the glaring issue they had a quarterback. An issue they seemed to have fixed with the emergence of Taylor Heinicke and the signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick two quarterbacks that have the potential to be great game managers. This means the only pieces the Football Team need are an inside wide receiver linebacker and a good number 2 wide receiver to pair with Terry McLaurin. However, imagine if Terry McLaurin was the number 2 receiver. This trade would fill one of the two holes that are left on this team and turn it into a strength then with the draft the football team can fill the final hole of linebacker as well as buster the offensive line. This trade would make the Football Team a condenser. Something they have not been for a long time.
Number 3 Greenbay Packers
The Packers made the NFC championship last year and are always in conversions to make the Superbowl. However, the one area this team has always struggled with is wide receiver depth. Don’t get it twisted, Davante Adams is a top 5 wide receiver in the league and is even better than Julio depending on who you ask, however, outside of that, there is not much talent there. The best you could say about someone in this position group is that they are a solid number 3 receiver. A trade for Julio fixes that problem. Imagine having two of the top 5 receivers in the NFL on the same team at the same time with Aaron Rodgers throwing them the ball. That team would turn from a conder to the contender. It would make the Packers almost unstoppable and give Aaron Rodger a good supporting cast for the foist time in a long time.
Number 2 Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens really only have one hole, and that is whole is a number one receiver. They are good to elite at every other position group. The addition of Julio Jones would finally give Lamar Jackson the chance to use his full arm talent because he has a target to throw to on the outside. This move would give the Ravens the passing game that they have lacked for the past few years. It would finally push Baltimore from a borderline condenser to a team with an actual chance to beat the Chiefs in the Playoffs.
Number 1 Patriots.
The Patriots have made a plethora of moves this offseason that have made this team better and almost every facet. However, the biggest need for this team is wide receivers, and what better way to improve that area, than getting one of the greatest wide receivers of this generation. A wide receiver who could make this team go from a good team to a Superbowl contender. Before Covid, Cam Newton was really good, imagine that Cam Newton with Julio Jones, two quality tight ends, and one of if not the best coach of all time. That is a team no one would want to face and could make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
In the end, no matter what team gets Julio Jones, it will impact the team in a positive way, however, if one of these teams above get Julio Jones, they will become one of the best team in the league and would have a legitimate shot at hoasting the Lombardi trophy. The time for these teams is now, the only thing left is to see if one of these teams will take the leap.
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