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Rumor: Julio Jones on the trade block

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https://www.nfl.com/news/falcons-julio-jones-receiving-trade-calls-on-star-wr

 

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2021/4/26/22404030/nfl-draft-rumors-falcons-trade-julio-jones-jamarr-chase-bengals-news

 

 

It's probably just one of those pre draft smoke screen rumors, but he turned 32 in February.

 

 

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For salary-cap reasons, it could be agreed to before the draft but not announced until June 1.  Atlanta is in cap trouble.

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It feels like there are going to be some surprises and trades in the first round. I hope so. That's always fun.

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i said that they should've traded him last year. Be like NEP, trade guys before their value falls off

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1 hour ago, League_Champion said:

If Julio gets traded doesn't that guarantee them drafting a QB at 4? 

 

Doubtful, but who knows.

 

I think they're pretty locked in on Pitts.

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37 minutes ago, darin3 said:

 

Doubtful, but who knows.

 

I think they're pretty locked in on Pitts.

 

Pitts and Julio together would be an insane combo. They seriously need help on defense though and trading out of 4 all together would make sense as well. It's going to be really interesting from pick 3 on. 

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1 hour ago, LordOpie said:

i said that they should've traded him last year. Be like NEP, trade guys before their value falls off

Atlanta almost certainly wanted to trade him and no one wanted the cap hit.  The article states how a trade is more realistic after June 1 as the cap situation becomes less problematic.  Even then it may not be feasible.

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29 minutes ago, Bobby Brown said:

Atlanta almost certainly wanted to trade him and no one wanted the cap hit.  The article states how a trade is more realistic after June 1 as the cap situation becomes less problematic.  Even then it may not be feasible.

 

Agree, It's a tough contract to move and wouldn't make much sense at this point. If the Atlanta Falcons cut Julio Jones post-June 1st they would gain $0 cap space and would have $23 Million in dead money. 

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2 hours ago, League_Champion said:

If Julio gets traded doesn't that guarantee them drafting a QB at 4? 

The opposite. Chase or pitts

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4 minutes ago, LordOpie said:

The opposite. Chase or pitts

 

Yeah but they can draft Chase or Pitts regardless. They don't have to get rid of Julio to do it. Why not draft Pitts, keep Julio and go for 1 last run. But only if they believe they can compete. If not you draft a QB for sure.  

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If they take Pitts, then they should get something for Jones who crashed and burned all last year while Calvin Ridley blew up. Jones, Ridley and Pitts would just cut into each others action.

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59 minutes ago, League_Champion said:

 

Yeah but they can draft Chase or Pitts regardless. They don't have to get rid of Julio to do it. Why not draft Pitts, keep Julio and go for 1 last run. But only if they believe they can compete. If not you draft a QB for sure.  

Julio is done

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8 hours ago, LordOpie said:

Julio is done

 

Perhaps, but if you and I know he's shot I'm guessing everyone in the NFL thinks he is as well. It's just a tough contract to unload, especially in a loaded WR draft. 

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Strong QB class, Matt Ryan is 36 this season, seems like the prudent pick at 4 would be a QB, or to let someone between 5-8 trade up to get Pitts and draft the QB a little lower.  If they can move Julio and get some additional capital in this draft or next year's it minimizes the pain of that transition.

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2 hours ago, Caveman_Nick said:

Strong QB class, Matt Ryan is 36 this season, seems like the prudent pick at 4 would be a QB

 

Yup and If Fields is on the board at 4 how could they not draft him? They may not have another shot at a QB for a while. 

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Yeah I can’t imagine why anyone would want a 32 year old that’s constantly banged up and has that contract.

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On 4/26/2021 at 5:19 PM, DMD said:

It feels like there are going to be some surprises and trades in the first round. I hope so. That's always fun.

Same.  The more action the better!!

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On 4/27/2021 at 9:12 AM, Caveman_Nick said:

Strong QB class, Matt Ryan is 36 this season, seems like the prudent pick at 4 would be a QB, or to let someone between 5-8 trade up to get Pitts and draft the QB a little lower.  If they can move Julio and get some additional capital in this draft or next year's it minimizes the pain of that transition.

Theoretically I agree on the QB but practically I don't think teams nowadays, with QB salaries being what they are, can just burn 2 years of a franchise QB's rookie deal. They have Ryan for two more years I think.

 

I agree with the idea that with a new GM and coach in town they take the lay of the land this season, pass on a new QB, and see where they are. Pitts with Arthur Smith seems like a match made in heaven. Trade out/down is also reasonable but they don't have the cap room as it is - more draft picks makes it worse.

 

Having said all that, I don't think QB is out of the question for them, though.

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they should keep Julio and draft Pitts

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5 hours ago, stethant said:

Theoretically I agree on the QB but practically I don't think teams nowadays, with QB salaries being what they are, can just burn 2 years of a franchise QB's rookie deal. They have Ryan for two more years I think.

 

I agree with the idea that with a new GM and coach in town they take the lay of the land this season, pass on a new QB, and see where they are. Pitts with Arthur Smith seems like a match made in heaven. Trade out/down is also reasonable but they don't have the cap room as it is - more draft picks makes it worse.

 

Having said all that, I don't think QB is out of the question for them, though.

I have this picture in my mind of Matt Ryan in a Bears uniform.  Don't know why, but If I was the Bears, I would be after the Falcons to trade me Ryan.

 

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5 minutes ago, Wolverines Fan said:

Per this article

 

https://thespun.com/nfl/nfc-south/atlanta-falcons/nfl-insider-names-teams-in-play-for-julio-jones-trade

 

Ravens and Raiders both in the mix to try to trade for Jones.

 

 

 

If they can fit it in the cap I think it makes a lot of sense for The Ravens. The Raiders aren't close enough IMO. 

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That's crazy

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