Odds on Julio Jones’ Subsequent Crew After Saying He is Out of Atlanta on Stay TV
Julio Jones hauling in a cross. By Georgia Nationwide Guard (flickr)
- Atlanta Falcons vast receiver Julio Jones mentioned Monday that he’s “out of there” when requested about being traded
- The Tennessee Titans are the favorites to amass Jones in a deal
- A have a look at Jones’ state of affairs and betting recommendation could be discovered beneath
Stories of the Atlanta Falcons buying and selling Julio Jones had picked up steam in latest weeks and now have reached a boiling level. On Monday morning, the star vast receiver informed FS1 host Shannon Sharpe on the air that he’s “out of there” when requested if he was going to be traded.
The Falcons wish to deal Jones to open wage cap house. Jones has additionally reportedly requested to be traded to a workforce with a reliable shot at successful the Tremendous Bowl.
Odds have been posted on which workforce Jones will probably be enjoying for when he takes half in his first snap of the 2021 season.
Odds on Crew Julio Jones Performs Subsequent Snap For
|Crew||Odds at FanDuel|
|New England Patriots||+500|
|San Francisco 49ers||+750|
|Washington Soccer Crew||+750|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+950|
|New Orleans Saints||+3000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+4500|
Odds as of Might twenty fourth
Commerce Talks Selecting Up
Neither the Falcons nor Jones have publicly acknowledged the seven-time Professional Bowl choice has requested for a commerce. Nonetheless, sources confirmed to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on Monday that Jones is certainly seeking to depart Atlanta and the Falcons have agreed to hearken to affords.
Readability on the state of affairs between the #Falcons and WR Julio Jones: The All-Professional requested a commerce from the group a number of months in the past, sources say, and the workforce then agreed to hearken to affords. That’s the way it started and why it continues.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) Might 24, 2021
Jones needs to go to a winner.
The Falcons have been 4-12 final season and have had shedding data every of the previous three years since their final playoff look in 2017. They reached the Tremendous Bowl following the 2016 season however infamously blew a 28-3 halftime result in the New England Patriots and misplaced in additional time.
That is enormous: Shannon Sharpe known as Julio Jones stay on @undisputed: Julio mentioned he is “out of there” when requested if he needs to remain in Atlanta. He additionally mentioned he does not need to go to the Cowboys. “I need to win.”
Holy cow. I do not suppose he knew he was stay. pic.twitter.com/5D8cXjclQt
— NFL Replace (@MySportsUpdate) Might 24, 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter experiences that new Falcons basic supervisor Terry Fonenot has been working the telephones making an attempt to make a commerce. It could be secure to imagine the depth of these efforts possible picked up Monday.
The Falcons understandably don’t need to simply give away Jones and are in search of a first-round draft choose in return. Nonetheless, having misplaced his leverage in commerce talks, it could be tough for Fontenot to get a workforce to match that worth.
Atlanta has requested groups which have inquired about Julio Jones for a first-round draft choose in return, per sources. Others across the league don’t imagine the Falcons in the end will get a primary for the perennial Professional-Bowl vast receiver.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) Might 24, 2021
Productive … If Wholesome
Jones was restricted to simply 9 video games final season due to a hamstring damage. Nonetheless, he was nonetheless productive.
Jones caught 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns. Beneath Professional Soccer Focus’ grading system, he was the eight-best receiver within the NFL final season.
Protecting Julio Jones seems to be like enjoyable. It is a no-win state of affairs regardless however he simply destroys off-coverage. Working his patented “blaze out” right here. Do it, #Patriots. pic.twitter.com/j76qMoibGp
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) Might 24, 2021
Sturdiness had not been a priority for Jones in latest seasons. He missed simply 4 video games in a six-season span from 2014-19.
Nonetheless, Jones can also be 32 years outdated so it’s only truthful to marvel if his physique could be starting to breakdown from long-term put on and tear.
A lot of Cash Nonetheless Assured
Jones has three years and $38.3 million remaining on his contract with $17.3 million assured.
His full wage of $15.3 million for 2021 is assured, and $2 million is assured of his $11.5 million wage in 2022. Jones’ wage will even be $11.5 million in 2023 however none of that’s assured.
Julio Jones mentioned his contract state of affairs and his availability for Sunday in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/Cc8BOUBaYw
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 5, 2019
The Falcons might theoretically soak up a few of that cash. Nonetheless, they’re at the moment in a cap crunch and have simply $410,351 obtainable for the upcoming season, in response to OverTheCap.com.
It appears extremely unlikely any workforce buying and selling for Jones can be prepared to tackle all of the assured cash. And it appears extremely unbelievable somebody would surrender a first-round draft choose along with taking up your complete contract.
The place Does He Go?
The Tennessee Titans are the favorites to commerce for Jones and Nashville is certainly a logical touchdown spot.
For one, the Titans want receiver assist after Corey Davis left as a free agent and signed with the New York Jets, as did Jonnu Smith with the Patriots. Paired with A.J. Brown, Jones wouldn’t essentially need to be a real WR1 and will additionally assist the event of the 23-year-old.
Titans star working again Derrick Henry has made it identified he’d like to have Jones as a teammate.
TITAN TF UP ⚔️ https://t.co/LOuqC2mH70
— Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) Might 20, 2021
The New England Patriots are reportedly after already getting higher targets for Cam Newton – or Mac Jones – within the passing sport this offseason. Vast receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne have been signed as free brokers together with tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith.
Even at his advancing age, Jones is healthier than Agholor and Bourne.
The Las Vegas Raiders additionally appear to be a potential vacation spot. Jon Gruden has been searching for a big-play receiver ever since taking up as coach, whiffing on the Antonio Brown free agent signing in 2019 and drafting (so far) disappointing Henry Ruggs III within the first spherical final yr.
The prediction right here is Jones winds up with the Patriots. Robert Kraft and Invoice Belichick desperately need to put a contending workforce on the sector in 2021 after lacking the playoffs final season for the primary time since 2008. Including yet one more playmaker is sensible.
John Perrotto has been overlaying and writing about sports activities for numerous shops for over 40 years. His work has appeared within the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Related Press, Baseball Digest, and extra. John is predicated out of Beaver Falls, PA.