Updated: May 30
Chase Claypool was interview by TMZ yesterday and he says he would welcome Julio with open arms. I'm sure Steeler Nation would also welcome him with open arms too, so it's cool to see a Steeler player speak on it. Chase also said, "We're stacked, but you can't have too many superstars."
TMZ also noted and this is very true. They said that the Steelers would have to move some money around. Making this move for Julio would require some serious cap manipulation. Which, by all means, the Steelers could make some moves, however, it's very much not like them to do this.
I'm just worried about how there's only one ball. This season, we would need the offensive line to give Ben Roethlisberger significantly more time in the pocket in order to get the ball to deep-threat Julio Jones.
As I said above, the Steelers would be taking a huge risk both in their draft capital and their future salary capital. I just don't think this will happen because of how conservative the Steelers are. Still, it's a cool thought, but not going to happen.
Remember when there was a debate between Antonio Brown and Julio Jones? We as Yinzers' stuck up for AB all day long. Still, we definitely respected Julio and all he has accomplished for the Atlanta Falcons.
Julio Jones is 32 years old. He is also a future Hall of Famer. I just don't think that it's worth any early draft stock. This is no disrespect to Julio but, I just don't want to get him this late in his career with all the injuries he's had as of late. I expect Julio Jones to be traded within the next week after that June deadline.