Chicago Bears: 3 long-shot trades for Julio Jones
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears have had a significant offseason thus far — one of the most significant in franchise history if all goes according to plan.
Adding a talented franchise quarterback like Justin Fields could lead this team to a fruitful future. Now, it’s just a matter of time before the rookie overtakes Andy Dalton as the team’s starting quarterback.
Fields already has a ton of talent to work with on the offensive side of the ball, but would the Bears think about adding one more piece?
Recently, the Atlanta Falcons have decided that they will be moving on from 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones and have taken plenty of calls on him. The latest reports suggest Atlanta has offers on the table which include a first-round pick.
Should the Chicago Bears get in on the Julio Jones trade talk?
At first, it sounds absolutely crazy. But, when you think back to past moves made by general manager Ryan Pace, it’s not too far out there.
Pace has always been a man who sticks to his guns and makes moves, regardless of public perception. At times, they have been unexpected. Other times, the Bears were mentioned among teams to make a move and Pace indeed made one happen.
Count this instance as one where the Bears have not been mentioned whatsoever, which would make this even more of a Pace thing to do. Should the Bears attempt to add Julio Jones to this roster, the offense could be quite scary from the get-go.
Getting Jones alongside Allen Robinson, even if it’s for just one season, would present matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. Fields would have one of the best arsenals any rookie quarterback has ever had in the history of the league.
But, what would it take? The Bears could offer one of these risky packages for Jones, but it may ultimately work out.