The slow days of the NFL season are upon us and you, like myself, might be Jonesing for a trade!
The magical post-June 1st window in the NFL, is mere hours away and speculation surrounding Julio Jones and where he will be traded to is at an all-time high. Many teams are rumored to have significant interest: the Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, and the San Francisco 49ers are among the front runners.
The Falcons were initially looking for a first-round pick, but Jones’ recent call in, on Undisputed, to Shannon Sharpe, has put Atlanta in a tough position. Julio has said he is “out of there” when asked about his future in Atlanta. The asking price surely took a hit after those comments, as well as putting Falcons GM Terry Fontenot in a tough position. Salvage some value on a long-time superstar or hold on and hope to stir up a bidding war?
Surely any team getting Julio Jones instantly becomes a better team, looking to make an immediate run at the Lombardi trophy in the upcoming season.
Would you give up the assets to acquire Julio and take on his 15+ million dollar cap hit for this season to make a run? Maybe or maybe not. But one thing is for sure, NFL fans are Jonesing for a Trade!