With Julio Jones looking for a trade, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly spoken to the Atlanta Falcons about the possibility of a deal, according to ESPN. Dianna Russini. But the team leaders are not the only ones who have had these conversations.
According to Russini, Jones and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had conversations about playing together.
But the Seahawks may have to drop a lot to add it. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Atlanta is looking for a first-round pick and also wants teams to foot the bill for the star, who has a base salary of $ 15.3 million for 2021.
Rumors about the seven-time Pro Bowler have been flying since he appeared on FS1 Undisputed and mentionned he was “out of it” regarding his future in Atlanta.
The 32-year-old has been a vital part of the Falcons’ receiving body for the past decade, posting at least 1,300 receiving yards in the six seasons leading up to the 2020 campaign. He was limited to nine games last season. due to injury and finished with 771 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Adding Jones to the offense would make the Seahawks virtually unstoppable. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett recorded 1,000-yard seasons and 10 touchdowns each in 2020.
Many teams would be interested, and the Tennessee Titans are among the favorites to land his services.
Florio reported that the “expectation” is that Jones will land with the Titans for a second-round pick only, although Russini Previously reported that the Falcons had gotten at least part of their asking price with a 2022 first round offered by an unknown team.
Other interested clubs include the Los Angeles Rams, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
The Falcons will likely keep him a bit longer, as moving him past Tuesday, June 1 will save them $ 15 million in what would have become dead space.