Chicago Bears: No NFC North landing spot for Julio Jones

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While it wasn’t overly obvious where Julio Jones was going to be playing football in 2021, the NFC North –and the Chicago Bears specifically– can breathe a sigh of relief that they aren’t going to have to worry about that potential problem.

Yes, Jones is past his prime, and it’s to say he won’t be productive in the future is the definition of speculation. There could be evidence to show why, but at the end of the day, Julio Jones can be an incredibly valuable receiver to the right team.

Is that ‘right’ team the Chicago Bears? Absolutely not, for a few reasons.

But, when hearing that Julio Jones wanted a “big-armed QB that can deliver the deep ball.” As someone that’s seen a particular quarterback slide to his right and deliver a Hail Mary twice a season, this made me slightly nervous.

Now, it’s been made apparent that the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers have not been seeing eye-to-eye, but it wasn’t out of the grasp of reality for Green Bay to win over their 3-time MVP by bringing in Julio Jones.

Seeing the news on Julio Jones being traded to the Tennessee Titans made me happy that Aaron Rodgers won’t have Davante Adams and Julio Jones. That would be an incredibly scary duo of weapons to guard while cornerbacks are one of the bigger weaknesses for Chicago.

It should be considered a win that the Chicago Bears do not have to stop Julio Jones from getting in the end zone twice a season. Instead, they’ll have to play him for maybe a quarter or so in Week 3 of the preseason and the only other time they’d have to play in the 2021 season is in the Super Bowl.

So, you could say this is a good day for the Chicago Bears, especially the defense, as they no longer have the thought of Julio Jones going to the big-armed quarterback in Green Bay, Wisconsin, who goes by the name of Aaron Rodgers.

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While it might not result in anything for either the win or loss column, this can be chalked up as a minor win for the Chicago Bears.