NFL rumors have been swirling this week but there’s one in particular that fans are concerned about. The Atlanta Falcons trading their prized possession Julio Jones to the Eagles is “absolutely not” happening, per a league source that with knowledge of the situation.
PFT Commenter’s dog, Leroy who works as an NFL insider, heard Thursday evening that the Eagles and Falcons were talking about a trade that would send receiver Julio Jones to Philadelphia and Zach Ertz to Atlanta.
But the deal was said to be “off the table.”
While the Eagles may be looking to upgrade the receiver position with the former Alabama legend, it won’t be happening.
Infinite boops for you, Leroy.
Although there have been some ups and downs with Jone and the Falcons franchise, he will not be going anywhere. Julio Jones is a staple to the Atlanta Falcons organization and to the fans.
Jones, a 7x Pro Bowler, has a $66 million dollar contract the runs through 2023 and is the Falcons were to release him, they would still have to fork up $31 million which they can’t afford to do right now with other priorities.
Although the Falcons finished the 2019 season with a 7-9 record, they still ended the year on a six-game winning streak and Jones play practically carried the offense on his back.
Jones ended last season with career highs, breaking memorable records. For starters, he took over Jerry Rice’s record in receiving yards having 12,000 in less than 17 games this season. He reeled in 99 catches for 1,394 receiving yards and six touchdowns last season and provided exciting touchdowns each week.