Eagles must avoid Julio Jones temptation despite recent compatibility theory

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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The Eagles don’t need another aging and injury-prone WR on their hands.

As mentioned earlier, Alshon Jeffery’s legacy in Philadelphia as a Super Bowl hero is secure, but that isn’t his full story. His contract will always be seen as being one of Howie Roseman’s worst.

It looked like we were on the verge of something huge in 2017 and 2018, but in the end, even though we’ll always look at Jeffery with rose-colored glasses, despite a restructure, the negative ramifications of his deal were felt long after he had stopped playing meaningful football for the team.

Howie Roseman looked for trade partners but never found any. the Eagles finally cut him in 2021, and that resulted in a $10.5 million dead-money cap hit that the Birds were forced to carry over the next two seasons. If that isn’t cause to ignore any Julio Jones temptation, nothing is.

After everything the Eagles endured in the ordeal, perhaps the most frustrating issue has been the fact that Alshon’s deal has handcuffed the team and disallowed the organization to add elite talent that can help this team win.

They can’t repeat the same mistake by guaranteeing Julio Jones somewhere around $10-15 million for a year or two, especially when we know that, at some point, he’s going to miss extended time.

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Julio Jones is one of the more gifted players to ever play the wide receiver position, and he’s a sure-fire Hall of Famer. He has to come to grips that he isn’t the same guy that he once was anymore. He still sees himself as a number-one option at the position, and the Eagles would do right by themselves not to believe that he’s correct in that theory.

Credit AJ Spurr for a nice write-up. Unfortunately, upon further review, we’ll have to pass at this time.