NFL Analyst Suggests Packers Trade for Julio Jones to Appease Aaron Rodgers

Published 05/26/2021, 12:20 PM CDT
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)


Aaron Rodgers wants to leave the Green Bay Packers after several years together. The reigning league MVP has seemingly had it with the franchise and asked them to let him go.

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Obviously, given the pedigree of Rodgers, the Packers are not going to let him go so easily. They are ready to put up a fight to retain their star man.

And one NFL analyst believes two trade sagas could end if the Packers decide to pull the trigger on Julio Jones. NFL analyst Rich Eisen spoke on his show about the Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers situation.

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He noted that there is a solution to Rodgers’ situation and the Julio Jones-Atlanta Falcons conundrum. The Green Bay Packers could trade for Julio Jones to satisfy Aaron Rodgers.

A wide receiver duo of Jones and Davante Adams could be lethal for the Packers going forward, especially if Rodgers is the one supplying the balls. This move could convince Rodgers to come back.

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“Why not the Packers? You want to wet kiss and make-up? ‘Hey Aaron, we got him. You got Davante Adams, you’ve got Julio. Let’s go to work. Big Bobby Tonyan, Aaron Jones, we’re putting it all in a credit card, just for you. It’s what you wanted, right? Does that get you home from Hawaii? Put the guitar down’.” 

Julio Jones could convince Aaron Rodgers to stay

Julio Jones is clearly on his way out of Atlanta. The Falcons are in a dire situation with regards to their cap constraints. Jones is one of the biggest contracts on their roster. And offloading him could help them make room to make improvements and adjustments for their projects going forward.

Furthermore, the move could also allow Julio Jones to capitalize on his time left to be and contribute to a Super Bowl contender this coming season. The right team needs to trade for Jones for that to happen.

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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)
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For Aaron Rodgers, this move could be the big white flag he is looking for. One of Rodgers’ biggest problems is the fact that the Packers haven’t put the right pieces around him to win a Super Bowl.

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But putting 2 Pro-Bowl wide receivers in Adams and Jones could be the winning recipe for the Packers, with Rodgers running the plays from inside the pocket.

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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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