The Seahawks are trying to build the Death Star in their wide receiver room.
After the Rams and 49ers were both rumored to be favorites to land future Hall of Fame receiver Julio Jones in a trade with Atlanta, news broke Sunday morning that the Seahawks have actively discussed a trade for the former Alabama receiver.
The Falcons continue to field calls from teams interested in trading for Julio Jones. The Seahawks have had discussions about a possible trade with Atlanta, per sources. In fact, QB Russell Wilson & Julio Jones have spoken to discuss the possibility of playing together.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 30, 2021
Jones, whose 2020 season was riddled with hamstring problems, made waves earlier this week when he revealed to Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed that he wanted out of Atlanta. Reports surfaced later that the Falcons had received at least one offer that had a future first-round pick as a part of the deal. Seattle does not have a first round pick in 2022, as that was sent to the Jets in exchange for Jamal Adams.
The 32 year-old has two years left on his contract, during which he is due to be paid $26 million. Since Seattle has not restructured the contracts of Russell Wilson or Bobby Wagner, though, there is certainly room for some cap wizardry to be done by John Schneider to make the trade a reality.
The idea of Metcalf, Jones, Lockett, and Eskridge suiting up every Sunday for the ‘Hawks was once a pipe dream for Seahawks fans, and it may still be one given John Schneider tends to explore all trade options, but it’s evidently not totally inconceivable. Only time will tell just how real this possibility is.