The Tennessee Titans have some collateral if they truly want Jones.
While a trade between the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons isn’t written in stone, it feels more and more likely that Julio Jones will be shopping for a home in Nashville sooner rather than later.
Rumors have been all over the place on what the compensation will be for Julio Jones. While the internet was buzzing about the Falcons having a future first-round pick on the table, the weekend provided the perspective that maybe that was just posturing by the Falcons.
"I was told a while ago by a source I trust that the Falcons would accept a hard second-round pick in 2022 (no condition on Jones’ playing time) with no responsibility to pay Jones any of the $38 million he has coming. That seems like the most logical outcome, and my guess is a hard second-rounder is already on the table from some team. Pro Football Talk reported Sunday that people around the league feel Tennessee is the most likely candidate to get Jones, and I could see that. The Titans would have to move money around this year, but they’re in good shape to handle Jones’ contract in 2022 and ’23."
That quote gives two key pieces of information. First, the Tennessee Titans seem to be the most logical partner in a trade for Julio Jones.
Second, that currently the trades that are being floated to the Falcons are either conditional picks based on playing time, or they are picks that the trading team believes equates to a second-round pick by combining the value of a player and a later pick.
So if that is the case, which players would the Tennessee Titans be most likely to offer up? Here are four players they could offer the Atlanta Falcons in a trade package.