Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry seen working out with Julio Jones
Here’s something that will add a little buzz to that Saturday. While some are settling in for a few days of NBA Playoffs action, Tennessee Titans fans are still scouring the web and social media looking for whatever information that they can find on the two-tone blue.
Thank the King, Derrick Henry for giving us some. Shortly after lunchtime on the East Coast, he posted a clip of both him and what’s still one of the game’s most sought-after targets at the wide receiver position, Julio Jones working out on his Instagram story.
Give that one a look fairly quickly, you know it won’t be up for more than 24 hours. You gotta love the text… “Best WR and RB in the Game! Don’t @ me!”
Should Tennessee Titans fans be excited?
Seeing as how a couple of the Titans’ biggest offseason stories have revolved around their salary cap concerns and their hole at wide receiver following the loss of Corey Davis in free agency, making a move for Julio jones makes sense. There’s just one major issue.
Julio makes a lot of money. According to Spotrac, he has three years remaining on his deal as it’s currently structured. He’s due $15.3 million in salary from any team that takes him on in 2021. he’d then make $11.5 million in both 2022 and 2023. Keep in mind the fact that Henry just signed a new four-year, $50 million contract with the team on July 15th of 2020.
That’s a ton of cash that’s split between two players, and there’s also this to mull over. Tennessee’s best wide receiver, A.J. Brown, enters a contract season in 2022. It’s hard to pay everybody.
Both of these former Alabama Crimson Tide standouts have to be seen as the best at their respective positions. Derrick Henry has already made his desire to add Jones known. The question is can it be done? On the surface, it would appear that the answer is no, but one can never tell. Stranger things have happened with these NFL salary caps.