1. Julio Jones
Julio Jones spent time with Ryan Tannehill and the Titans after asking the Atlanta Falcons for a trade. The move was a disaster for Tennesee who cut their losses and released the veteran receiver. Looking for a chance to win an elusive ring Jones joined forces with Tom Brady and Tampa Bay this past season with yet again disappointing results. While Jones flashed his ability in garbage time against the Cowboys in the wildcard round it is obvious Julio isn’t the player he once was.
Jones is injury prone and has obviously lost a step on the field. However, Atlanta should still bring back the franchise legend both due to the leadership Jones can offer and the possible production as the third receiver.
Atlanta was in a complete mess when Julio decided to leave and it is hard to blame the receiver. Frustrated by years of losing and having made one of the best catches in Super Bowl history that no one talks about Jones needed a fresh start.
Two years later and the Falcons are now looking to make a playoff push and Julio simply needs a team willing to take a chance. Signing Julio to a one-year veteran deal as the third option in this offense and a veteran for Ridder to rely on is a win for both sides.