Julio Jones has been the latest star to be appear in trade rumors. One superstar receiver would love to have Jones on his team, even at the expense of restructuring his contract.
That superstar receiver is none other than DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins is definitely a top 3 receiver in the game right now and pairing him along with Julio Jones would be an absolute nightmare for opposing teams.
However, Julio does come with a hefty price tag. His contract is huge, and the Cardinals don’t really have the space to acquire him. No problem for Hopkins.
Somebody at the gym asked me would I restructure my contract for Julio ? pic.twitter.com/71mpbcoWhE
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) May 21, 2021
DeAndre Hopkins Would Love To Pair Up With Julio Jones On The Arizona Cardinals
Julio Jones was injured for the large part of last year, and so he couldn’t really flash that same superstar ability we’ve seen from him in the past. That brings up questions as to whether it’s worth taking on Jones’ large contract at this point in his career when he’s already 32.
However, the deal has to be just a little enticing. At the height of his powers, Julio is the best receiver in the league hands down.
He can do everything you want. Deep threat? Check. Keen route running? Check. Blocking? Check. Safety valve as a check-down on short routes? Check. This man literally has no area he lacks in.
So, setting him up with another top three receiver in the league in Hopkins would have to be a recipe for success. As an opposing defense, how do you match up? You can’t double either because then the other will burn you.
Hopkins is nearly identical to Julio in his skillset, and he’s far younger at only 28 years old. He’s in his prime right now. Pairing him up with Jones would do wonders for his ability to get open and wreak even more havoc. Kyler Murray would certainly love his offense then.
The Cardinals also added electric wide receiver Rondale Moore in the draft, and so adding Julio Jones would give them one of the deepest and most dangerous receiving cores in the league with Larry Fitzgerald already there. So, will it happen Arizona? Unlikely. But, we’ve all seen wilder things go down before.