The Falcons have discovered their commerce associate to deal receiver Julio Jones.
A number of studies early Sunday advised Atlanta would deal the 32-year-old receiver to the Titans. The Falcons and Titans confirmed the commerce shortly after information broke. The Falcons will obtain a 2022 second-round choose within the NFL Draft in addition to a 2023-fourth-rounder. The Titans will even obtain a 2023 sixth-rounder.
As a result of the transfer got here after June 1, it additionally allowed the Falcons to create extra wage cap area on high of unloading Jones’ three-year, $66 million contract. Atlanta’s social media crew additionally tweeted a farewell graphic for the star receiver, who put up 12,896 receiving yards and 60 touchdowns throughout 10 seasons in Atlanta:
Julio Jones commerce particulars
- Titans get: WR Julio Jones, 2023 sixth-round draft choose
- Falcons get: 2022 second-round draft choose, 2023 fourth-round draft choose
The Titans had been among the many favorites to land Jones’ providers, as he reportedly wished to go to a crew that is ready to win now: Tennessee made the 2020 AFC Championship sport and went 11-5 within the 2020 common season. The transfer additionally is smart inasmuch the Titans moved on from pass-catchers Corey Davis (Jets), Jonnu Smith (Patriots) and Adam Humphries (Washington), who accounted for 192 targets in 2020.
Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported that the Falcons aren’t selecting up any of Jones’ contract for 2021, which means the Titans inherit it in full. Jones is owed a $15.3 million wage for 2021, with a $23 million cap hit. Tennessee has an estimated $5.2 million in cap area in line with Spotrac, so the crew might want to alter a few of its present gamers’ contracts to make room for the seven-time Professional Bowler and two-time All-Professional receiver. A possible candidate for a restructured contract is Tannehill, who with a restructured contract may give the Titans near $20 million in cap area.
The transfer additionally provides the Titans one of the vital bodily imposing receiver duos within the NFL; Jones will line up alongside A.J. Brown, who publicly pitched the Titans to Jones. The Titans even have operating again Derrick Henry to maintain groups from promoting out to cease the receiving pair.