It was reported on Monday that the Atlanta Falcons were taking calls about Julio Jones and they aren’t doing anything to disagree with the rumors. Jones is entering his 10th season in the NFL and is still among the best wide receivers in the NFL. The new general manager Terry Fontenot when asked directly about the rumors, didn’t deny them or even try to shut down the topic. Fontenot had plenty to say regarding Jones and their cap situation. It isn’t reported which teams are mostly interested or where he may be heading as of yet.
“Especially, we are in a difficult cap situation. That’s just the circumstance. It’s not a surprise for us. We knew the circumstance we were in. Our administration has done an excellent job up to this point, getting us in position to be able to manage the cap. Yet, we still have more work to do. So, when teams call about any players, then we have to listen, and we have to weigh it, and we have to determine what’s best for the organization, and we have to handle everything with class. Obviously, that particular player we hold him in high regard. He’s special, what he’s done and what he continues to do here, but we have to consider any players if it’s right for the team because we have to do what’s best for this organization.”
Julio Jones can’t be traded till after June 1 and still has all three years left on 66 million dollar extension he signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021, but most of the league will be picking up the phone. Jones adds an immediate threat on the outside for any organization, especially teams that wanna win a Super Bowl.