3 free agents Seahawks should consider now the 2022 NFL Draft is over
By Lee Vowell
Julio Jones, Wide receiver
I realize Jones is way past his prime at this point and that Seattle already has Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. But if head coach Pete Carroll truly believes his team isn’t rebuilding but retooling then why not add another weapon for whoever is playing quarterback for Seattle in 2022?
Jones hasn’t played a fully healthy season since 2019. He played 9 in 2020 and 10 in 2021. But he still managed 15.1 yards a reception in 2020 and 14 per catch last year. Jones hasn’t ever been the red zone threat he should have been. He has put up tons of yards and catches but only has a touchdown-to-reception percentage of 6.9. Metcalf’s percentage in comparison is 13.4.
Still, Jones is a future Hall of Famer who would only help Metcalf more. Both are bigger receivers and Jones could likely give Metcalf pointers on nuances that other receivers Seattle has had couldn’t. There are only a handful of players with the size and skill of Jones and Metcalf.
Jones won’t be expensive and there are other teams that need a good receiver more than Seattle does. But Seattle is very unproven after Lockett and Metcalf and adding a big receiver is something they need.