A Julio Jones trade looks more likely by the day.
Shannon Sharpe called the talented wide receiver on First Take — who may or may not known he was on the air — and Jones said he was done with the Falcons.
“I’m out of there, man,” Jones said. “Right now I want to win.”
Later in the afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Atlanta is seeking a first-round pick for Jones and would prefer to send him to the AFC.
Might that make New England a fit?
As it stands, the Patriots have $16 million in cap space and Jones is on the books for $23 million in 2021 — some gymnastics would need to be done — but the All-Pro would completely transform New England’s depth chart. With Jones in the fold, everyone in the wide receiving room would be knocked down in a peg, into a more appropriate slot.
Julio Jones: No. 1
Nelson Agholor: No. 2
Jakobi Meyers: No. 3/slot
Kendrick Bourne: No. 4/slot
Either way, Jones won’t be moved until after June 1 for salary cap reasons. At 32 years old, the seven-time Pro Bowler is still seeking his first Super Bowl victory. Keep an eye on the Patriots; it feels like a potential match here.
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