4. Julio Jones, WR
Another pending free agent, Julio Jones was once one of the game’s top players. The sixth overall pick in 2011 out of Alabama, Jones spent the first 10 years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He finished his time there with 848 receptions for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns. He topped 1,000 yards seven times and led the league in receiving yardage twice.
He then joined the Tennessee Titans in 2021 as they attempted to replace A.J. Brown. He had a modest campaign with them followed by another modest year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It appeared as though he wouldn’t get another shot but the Eagles came calling in October. Jones suited up for 11 games but managed just 11 receptions for 74 yards. He did manage three touchdowns, including two in their late-season loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Jones also added 22 yards on three receptions in their playoff game against Tampa Bay — he did receive extra snaps with Brown injured.
Even without the change at offensive coordinator, Jones was likely on the chopping block. He will be turning 35 shortly and while his desire to play remains high, he’s no longer the player he once was. Now with a change coming to the offensive staff, it feels as though Jones will be looking for another home in 2024 if he wants to play a 14th season.