Why the Denver Broncos should be motivated to trade for Julio Jones
Listen, it’s obvious that the Denver Broncos are not the likeliest team in the Julio Jones trade sweepstakes.
With that being said, making a case for them doing it is not hard.
- Jones is under contract for three more seasons at very reasonable base salaries
- The Denver Broncos have two key players slated for 2022 FA (Patrick, Sutton)
- Jerry Jeudy’s rookie drop issues
- Potential of luring Aaron Rodgers
- Preventing him from joining a division rival
- Getting Tim Patrick a chance to shine elsewhere
The cost to acquire Jones in terms of draft compensation and potentially including a player like Patrick is probably going to be pretty high, but the cost to keep him under contract is no small investment either.
With that said, acquiring Jones’ base salaries from the Falcons would prevent the Denver Broncos from being financially tied down to him in case things didn’t work out.
Anytime a player like Jones is available, you’ve got to at least consider it if you’re a smart general manager. The Denver Broncos certainly shouldn’t immediately dismiss the idea and the reasons laid out in this post are exactly why.
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Jones is still playing at a high level when healthy as the Denver Broncos experienced firsthand last year, and having him on the roster could open up opportunities for other players with the attention he draws as well as make guys better with the way he works outside of Sundays.