If Terry Fontenot looks to move Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons, post-2021, look for the Colts to be a suitor.
There are multiple factors for this.
The first is that they are projected to have the most cap space in the NFL for the 2022 offseason. They can afford to make many splashes, Julio Jones could be one of them.
However, the biggest factor that could determine the Colts’ ability to snag Julio from the Atlanta Falcons, is Carson Wentz.
Wentz was traded to the Colts, in return, the Colts gave the Eagles a second-round pick that could also turn into a first-round pick. The conditions that determine which pick the Eagles to get, depends on how much Carson Wentz plays.
He must play 75 percent of the Colts snaps, or 70 percent, and the Colts qualifying for the playoffs, for it to be a first-round pick.
Terry Fontenot would most likely demand a first-round pick at the very least for the talent that Julio Jones is. Carson Wentz has an injury history so there is a potential that the Colts will get to keep that first-round pick. If so, then expect them to be in on Julio Jones.
The Colts are a big boom or bust team. Wentz has the capability to play like an MVP player or the way he played last year. Add injuries to that, and the Colts could be in line to be a playoff contender, or they could end up with a top ten draft pick.
One possibility that may boost the Colts want for Julio Jones, is if Wentz comes out and plays great but then for whatever reason, does not end up playing the required snaps, so the Colts get to keep the first-round pick.
This could show the Colts organization that they have a bright future, and that could give them even more reason to grab Julio Jones.
Watch for the Colts to be an under-the-radar landing spot for Julio Jones. Many things would have to go certain ways for them to be a landing spot, but if they do they could be the number one destination.