A new report indicates that the Atlanta Falcons could complete a trade of veteran wide receiver Julio Jones as early as next week.
The Atlanta Falcons have discussed several trade offers for Julio Jones, including an offer for a future first round draft pick, per sources.
There is a sense around the league a trade could go down as early as next week.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 27, 2021
Exactly where Jones ends up remains up in the air right now, but Tennessee Titans wideout A.J. Brown is making a concerted effort for Jones to be dealt to the Titans.
Julio to Tennessee now! pic.twitter.com/ixZNV7fApB
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) May 26, 2021
In recent weeks, the idea of the Falcons trading Jones has gotten stronger as the team seeks to carve out more salary cap space. The 32-year-old Jones is also coming off a season in which he was limited to nine games because of injury.
While the Falcons are certainly hopeful that they can get a first-round pick for Jones, there’s no guarantee that a team will give up that high of an asset for a receiver who’s set to begin his 11th NFL season.
In addition to the salary cap concerns, the Falcons are also in the midst of a rebuilding program after winning just four games last season. With both a new general manager and head coach in place, the reality of reshaping the team’s roster undoubtedly means that Jones’ days with the Falcons are numbered.