Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
2022 2nd Rounder
2023 4th rounder if needed.
Much needed cap space
Would not offer much more than that. My main point was that he is exactly what this team needs in the short term. He would be perfect for Mac Jones to have at his disposal with the two TE's, Agholor on the other side and Meyers in the slot with Bourne.
In principle this would be a good trade for Patriots and is somewhat realistic although im not sure ATL would want Harry, but they might, 1.5M is not much but it is guaranteed. Its a nice fantasy.
Reality is another story.
1. NE signed 4 receivers in Free Agency for a total 77M fully guaranteed! (not counting White which we should). That is largely over next 2 seasons with only Jonnu having some guarantees in 2023. Adding Julio would raise that total to 95M over next two years - and that is just guaranteed $. That is a lot of cap dedicated to one position.
2. NE pushed a lot of guaranteed $ to 2022 already. They are still in decent position but already below average. Next Free Agency will be again buyers market bc most of the deals (about 80%) were 1y deals meaning most of this year's free agents will be free agents again next year. It would be sensible to save some $ to cary over to next year and take advantage before league salary cap explodes in 2023 & 2024.
3. Signing Julio would take away significant snaps from the 4 receivers already paid for. So they would be spitting on their own Free Agency. With run first - play action offense that is built . adding another expensive receiver would be quite excessive.
4. This extremely aggressive move could make some sense if QB situation was solidified & this was a Superbowl team. With questions about Cam and Mac not playing a single NFL snap i don't think this move makes much sense.
Before making a move like this youd want to know where you are as a team and with so many new players even Bill has no idea despite all his experience. If the team starts playing to its potential early and Cam lights it up (or Mac) then a mid season move like this could come in play. (it would also be almost half cheaper).
Until then lets not get too greedy