Former 49ers LT Joe Staley advocates for Julio Jones trade

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As long as Julio Jones trade rumors are swirling, the 49ers are going to be in the conversation as potential suitors. While there are pros and cons to San Francisco making such a significant move, at least one former 49er is in on the idea.

Recently-retired left tackle Joe Staley hasn’t been absent since leaving the team. He still regularly tweets about the club during the season and may wind up being involved in the organization in some capacity down the line. For now his involvement remains online, where he made his thoughts known on a potential Jones acquisition.

Staley on Thursday responded to a tweet asking which team would be the most dangerous with Jones, and pointed to the 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan:

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Shanahan was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator in 2015 and 2016, and Jones turned in his only two seasons as a First-Team All-Pro. Jones in those two years posted 219 receptions, 3,280 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 30 games.

Staley’s tweet isn’t likely to sway the front office, but it’s hard to argue with his logic. The 49ers in 2019 were the No. 2 scoring offense in the NFL. Adding a receiver like Jones would elevate them to a new level that could far surpass what they did during that 2019 campaign.

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