Why the Denver Broncos should be motivated to trade for Julio Jones
The Denver Broncos may have one of the best groups of wide receivers in the entire NFL right now. They also may have enough reasons to be motivated to trade for Julio Jones, who is “outta there” in Atlanta.
Jones is one of a variety of superstar players in the 2021 offseason to demand a trade or to express a desire to get out of his current city, and while the Denver Broncos do not stand out as an initial top contender to acquire arguably the best receiver to play over the last decade, maybe they have more reasons to get him than people think.
The Denver Broncos wide receiver group is currently led by Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler. They also have a pair of tight ends in Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam who will be major assets in the passing game.
There are already a lot of mouths to feed, but I want to look at a potential scenario that could benefit all involved parties.
What reasons do the Denver Broncos have to be motivated to trade for Julio Jones other than the fact that George Paton said that he would be in on every deal?
Let’s start with a big one.
1. Preventing him from joining the Chargers or Chiefs
A potential trade of Julio Jones is not necessarily an either-or in the sense that it’s either the Denver Broncos or one of their biggest division rivals in the AFC West.
With that being said, the Los Angeles Chargers have been considered a potential landing spot due to the fact that they have a lot of cap space to facilitate a trade, a young star quarterback in Justin Herbert, and presumably, a team that is on the cusp of at least being in the conversation in the AFC.
The Chiefs, well, they just trade for everybody these days. Who knows how they would even make this work, but they obviously could if they were motivated to figure it out.
The Denver Broncos would certainly not love to see Julio Jones, even into his 30s, joining one of their division rivals when the division rivals already have good quarterbacks capable of elevating the level of play of guys around them. Giving Justin Herbert or Patrick Mahomes a guy like Julio Jones would be deflating to the Broncos.