3 Star free agents for the 2023 Atlanta Falcons
By Nick Halden
2. Julio Jones
Julio Jones signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay in an attempt to push his career back on track and have a real shot at winning a Super Bowl ring. If Jones is able to get his ring and doesn’t retire Atlanta needs to bring Jones back to the team that established him as one of the best receivers in the history of this league.
The best-case scenario for the Falcons is Kyle Pitts continues to grow as a receiver and Drake London proves to be a number one option leaving Atlanta a lot of rentals to fill in the rest of the depth chart.
Frank Darby and Bryan Edwards are two exceptions that will both be under team control through next season, however, obviously, neither player is Julio Jones. Jones should retire as a Falcon if he goes to Tampa and proves he still has something left in the tank.
Much like Watt Julio has struggled with injuries and needs to prove he can stay healthy. If he does and looks anywhere close to the Julio Atlanta fans are used to watching the Falcons need to make an attempt to bring the receiver back as a second option and give him one final chance to win in Atlanta.