Extremely unlikely: Julio Jones WR, Atlanta Falcons
There are 31 other NFL teams that would also love this trade, and that makes a lot of sense. Julio Jones is one of, if not the best, receiver in the NFL when he is healthy. He does things that other players just simply can’t.
The idea has been floated here before after a slow start to the season for the Falcons, but people complained that you shouldn’t trade a pick for that contract because he is old and was hurt. They are right, giving up a high pick for a player like that is a lot to think about, but no one should doubt that Julio Jones would be amazing with the Titans.
A.J. Brown’s favorite receiver would be a perfect fit in a mentor role and as a co-WR1 in this offense after the Titans let Corey Davis test the market this offseason. By the way, since that article was writen the Jones has played two games where he totaled 16 receptions for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Jones is the type of player that doesn’t need to practice every day, and there’s proof of it in how the Falcons have used him recently. Jones doesn’t practice with the Falcons every day like other players, and he doesn’t really have to because he is that good. That is another similarity that he and A.J. Brown share given that Brown sat out on Thursday last week and still put up 150 yards and a TD on Sunday.
Enough of the drooling over Julio. This is a trade that I simply don’t see happening.
There is a lot of buzz right now with the Falcons and the assets they have, and there are rumors that both Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are not untouchable.
However, I don’t see Tennessee being able to offer what Atlanta wants. Julio Jones is worth a first or maybe a second round pick, no less. At the same time, the Titans would have to take on Julio’s massive contract, and that’s not something I can see them doing at this point in his career. However, I would love to see it.