New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says all the time that you can never have enough good players at any position. Which begs the question of whether or not, even after an offseason spent adding premium players at wide receiver in Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, should the Giants try to trade for Julio Jones?
We know that the 32-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler wants a divorce from the Atlanta Falcons.
We know he’s still really, really good. Even if maybe not quite as good as he was when he had 1,677 receiving yards in 2018.
Albert Breer of SI believes the Falcons are “motivated to turn over every rock” on a June Jones trade.
Breer wrote that prior to the draft the Falcons were asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Jones, but that “the climate in the NFL right now isn’t conducive to getting value for an expensive 32-year-old receiver.”
Still, courtesy of their trade down for Toney, the Giants do have two first-round picks in the 2022 draft.
Should the Giants part with a first-round pick for Jones? Probably not. He’s played 10 seasons. He missed significant time (seven games) to a hamstring injury in 2020 and per Breer would cost them $17.3 — plus the draft pick — for a probable one-year rental. The Giants would likely have to remove a player or two from the roster to make it work. The league’s public salary cap report currently shows the Giants with $4.801 million in cap space.
Breer believes the Falcons would “probably” trade Jones for a second-round pick.
Should the Giants do that, even with Golladay, Toney, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton? In my view, probably not. Still, this is a player heading to the Hall of Fame who would make Daniel Jones’ life easier in 2021.
Vote in the poll and let us know if you believe the Giants should make the move?
This is huge: Shannon Sharpe called Julio Jones live on @undisputed: Julio said he's "out of there" when asked if he wants to stay in Atlanta. He also said he doesn't want to go to the Cowboys. "I want to win."— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 24, 2021
Holy cow. I don't think he knew he was live. pic.twitter.com/5D8cXjclQt
Should the Giants trade for Julio Jones?
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Yes, but only for LESS than a first-round pick
Yes, go ahead and give up a first-round pick for Jones
No, the Giants have enough receivers and should not give up a high pick