Sources: Julio Jones Traded to Titans
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports the Atlanta Falcons will trade wide receiver Julio Jones, to the Tennesee Titans.
Early reports have indicated the teams are working out a deal to be finalized Monday, with Tennessee sending at least a second-round pick.
A 10-year starter for the Falcons, Jones, the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft, played 135 games for the team, catching 848 passes for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns. Hampered by a hamstring injury in the 2020 season, Jones only played nine games, catching 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns.
A primary producer in the Falcons receiving corps, Jones was responsible for 20% of the team’s target market share, only behind Calvin Ridley, who saw a 25% share.
With Jones joining the Titans, their projected offense should have Derrick Henry starting at running back, with A.J. Brown and Josh Reynolds playing alongside Jones at wide receiver and Anthony Firkser at tight end. The team threw for the 10th-fewest passing yards per game in the 2020 season, averaging 228.3 yards with a 65% completion rate. With an 11-5 record, the team reached the playoffs for the second consecutive year, eventually losing in a wild card game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Titans are currently +3000 to win Super Bowl LVI on FanDuel Sportsbook. They will face the Arizona Cardinals to start the 2021 season and are currently a 2.5-home favorite in a game with a 51.5 total.