Elite wide receiver Julio Jones is on the trade block. He wants out. The Atlanta Falcons are ready to send him away. The veteran made it clear he wants to join another team. Where is he going next? The Tennessee Titans seem like a good option for the 32-year-old veteran. Jones likes the team. But he also likes the New England Patriots. How does Bill Belichick feel about this?
Reports from last week suggest that the Titans are no longer an option. We noticed the recruitment efforts from Titans players. Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk changed the narrative surrounding the wide receiver and the Titans.
Patriots, Titans show interest in Julio Jones trade
Florio reported that a lot of people in the NFL believe that the Titans will get a second-round pick for Jones. Here’s what he wrote in his column:
“In league circles, the current expectation is that, eventually, the Falcons will send Jones to the Titans for a second-round pick.
“This isn’t a report that the Titans have offered or will offer a second-round pick, or that the Falcons will take a second-round pick for Jones. They continue to want a first-rounder for Jones, with the Falcons contributing nothing to his salary in 2021 or 2022. This is simply a reflection of the current thinking among folks in the know about where this is all likely to end up.
“The widespread belief that the Titans will get Jones for a second-round pick further undercuts the ESPN report that the Falcons have a 2022 first-round pick on the table for Jones. It?s possible, however, that the ESPN report was incomplete. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it last night, there’s a very good chance that someone has put a 2022 first-round pick on the table in exchange for Jones plus more — possibly as much as a 2022 second-round pick.”
One of the most recent reports suggests that Belichick is “cautious” in his pursuit of a trade. Another report reveals that the Patriots head coach would love to get Jones.
Florio wouldn’t rule out the Patriots at this point. Belichick won’t say a word until the deal is done. He does things without too much noise.