Chase Claypool ‘Would Love’ to See Julio Jones in Pittsburgh

Published 05/30/2021, 2:16 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 06: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after being defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles 18-12 at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)


Julio Jones will join a new team this year. The Atlanta Falcons have no choice but to trade Julio because of their poor salary cap situation. The Falcons haven’t received any offers yet for Jones, but they expect several suitors to emerge in the near future.

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Several teams could benefit from the presence of the Pro-Bowl wide receiver. And fellow wide receiver Chase Claypool wants to form a receiver tandem with Jones in Pittsburgh.

TMZ Sport recently caught up with Chase Claypool. He noted that he would love to see Julio Jones in Pittsburgh Steelers colors. Claypool noted that the Steelers are quite stacked, but they can always make room for another star of his caliber.

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Clearly, Claypool is trying to throw the Steelers’ name in contention to get Jones. But the main thing in question for the Steelers will be whether they can afford to give the Falcons their asking price.

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As of now, the Falcons haven’t accepted a single trade offer for Jones. This is because they have set a very high trade price for Jones. The Falcons currently have few alternatives to their cap issues other than trading Julio Jones.

But that doesn’t mean that they will just give him away. The Falcons want to be compensated properly in order to even think about parting ways with their superstar. The question remains which team will be willing to cough up what they’re asking for.

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However, it is very possible that the Falcons lower their asking price if teams are deterred by their original demands. The Falcons are hoping that teams comply with their asking price, and they can use the assets from the Jones trade to build around their team for the future.

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But for the Falcons, they have no choice but to get rid of Jones. So if teams decide to lowball them, or if Jones decides to force a move, then the Falcons may not have any other choice but to accept what they’re given.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 16: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Where will Julio Jones end up? Right now, almost every team in the NFL has been linked with a move for Jones. However, it appears that neither the Falcons nor the rest of the league is rushing a move through. So fans will have to wait for some time before Jones finds himself in a new environment.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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