Falcons receiver Julio Jones reportedly will skip voluntary offseason workouts as he tries to get an adjustment to a deal that currently pays him far less than other less talented and accomplished receivers. If he doesn’t get the adjustment, what will he do?
With a contract that runs through 2020, Jones could have a hard time getting the team to rip up the deal and give him a new one now. As a result, he may have to take a real stand, making it clear that he won’t show up for anything until his $14.25 million annual average gets closer to market value that his current spot at No. 8 on the receiver pay scale.
It’s also possible that Jones wants to get the team’s attention not because he’s $2.75 million per year behind the top of the receiver market but because he’s averaging less than 50 cents on the dollar in comparison to Matt Ryan‘s new deal.