Dianna Russini of ESPN tweeted out on Sunday that the Seahawks have an interest in trading for Julio Jones. But what might Seattle have to give up? That is the question left unsaid by this tweet. Sure, Seattle will inquire about Julio Jones but what exactly would they sacrifice in return?
I guess the question becomes whether the Seahawks want to try to get another offensive weapon or someone on the defense like Stephon Gilmore. Neither Gilmore nor Jones is a free agent at this point. Maybe both become them after June 1st when NFL teams can cut of a veteran player and prorate the contract over several seasons instead of taking a cap hit in 2021.
Likely, neither the Patriots or the Falcons will outright cut Gilmore or Jones, respectively, and so Seattle would need to trade for one or the other or both or neither. The question might then become which one, if either?
Rumors: Seahawks interested in Julio Jones
According to ESPN, Seattle has expressed interest in Julio Jones. Maybe this is because Jones is still really good and makes the Seahawks offense ridiculously good. Or that the Seahawks want to keep Julio Jones out of the NFC West by one of their rivals trading for the future Hall of Fame receiver.
No matter what reason, the Seahawks getting Julio Jones for a second round draft pick at some point along with another player or two would be wise. Seattle’s offense would become dominant with Julio Jones who would play alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Maybe the Seahawks are actually in win-now mode and instead of thinking of adding someone to the defense, they are simply wanting to help Russell Wilson more. If that’s the case, then yes. Trade for Julio Jones. Because there are few other, if any, offensive weapons worthy of trading for at this point.