Is a real trade surprise looming in the NFL?
According to Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons should want to hand over their franchise star Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans. The ESPN– Expert quoted a source as saying, “I feel very good about the idea.” (Everything about the NFL)
The deal is expected to be completed in the next 24 to 48 hours. Atlanta and Tennessee should only discuss the equivalent for Jones. In the room there is a pact with a second and fifth round pick or a second round pick and an exchange of further picks. (The German Football League GFL LIVE on SPORT1)
Jones has been the subject of trade rumors for a long time. On May 24th he was on FS1 in a phone call with Shannon Sharpe on the show Undisputed asked about his situation with the Falcons. Jones replied, “I’m out.”
Jones as a welcome addition to the Titans
For the Titans, signing Jones would be an important building block for the coming season, as wide receiver Corey Davis (to the New York Jets) and tight end Jonnu Smith (to the New England Patriots) are two of the best pass recipients of the past season Has.
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In the past few weeks, Titans players Derrick Henry and AJ Brown have been publicly promoting Jones. Brown posted a TikTok video in which he explained to the receiver why the Titans would be the perfect choice for the 32-year-old.
Falcons relieve Cap Space
But the Falcons also have an interest in selling the best pass recipient in franchise history. Jones could cost the Falcons up to $ 23.05 million in the 2021 season. In 2022 and 2023, the wide receiver will charge the cap with 19.263 million. The trade would be an enormous help in improving the Falcons’ cap-space situation.
In return, the Georgia franchise is ready to let go of one of the best players to ever wear the Falcons jersey. Jones, who was selected at number six in the 2011 draft by the Falcons, is the best pass recipient in franchise history with 848 catches and also holds the franchise record with 12,896 yards.
Jones suffered a dent in performance last season
In addition, with 95.5 receiving yards per game, he has the best pro-game average in NFL history. Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson is in second place with almost ten yards less.
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Last season, however, Jones weakened. Due to injury, the superstar only played nine games in which he had 51 catches for 771 yards. He also scored three touchdowns. The 85.7 yards per game was his worst value since his second NFL year (2012).