Julio Jones Trade: The Odds Point To This Team
The speculation around Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been swirling for years. Jones is one of the best players that the Falcons have ever had, but it seems as though they are shopping the All-Pro wide receiver to the highest bidder. The chances for the Falcons to make a Julio Jones trade have recently increased and it looks inevitable. After a long wait, Julio Jones has been traded.
Julio Jones Update Traded to the Tennessee Titans
It’s official. The Atlanta Falcons will trade Julio Jones to the Titans. Although there are still some details to be worked out, Jones will be headed to the Titans.
The Falcons are expected to trade Julio Jones to the Titans barring any setbacks in the next 24-48 hours, per sources. The 2 sides still are finalizing compensation but, as one source said, “I feel very good about this happening” If there are no snags, the trade official Monday.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 6, 2021
Official compensation update: Falcons will get a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick for Julio Jones and a sixth-round pick in 2023. Trade now official.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 6, 2021
Once the trade was announced, the Titans instantly became Super Bowl contenders. The Super Bowl odds have not changed at every sportsbook, so if you think that the Titans are contenders you can still bet on Tennessee at 40-to-1 to win the Super Bowl. Bet it now before it changes and collect a $1,000 bonus to bet!
Julio Jones Update June 4th: 49ers a Front runner?
The Julio Watch continues and the rumors are still flying. At this stage in the negotiations teams have put in offers and other teams, like the Ravens, have dropped out. There are also a few teams that are talking about the process.
Source tonight on the Julio Jones situation in part: “Everyone is giving (the Falcons) time to think about it…..”
This from 1 team preferring to deal a high mid-rounder for the 7x Pro Bowler w/ 6 straight 1300+sea before ’20, & for ATL to take on a good share of Jones’ salary.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 4, 2021
Some are suggesting that the team that is referenced in the above report is the San Francisco 49ers. Which makes sense.
High-mid rounder + salary relief for Julio Jones is the exact type of deal that the #49ers would invite.
Let’s see if they can make that happen.
— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) June 4, 2021
The 49ers have always been a part of this conversation and Jones has a connection with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. The Julio Jones odds did have the 49ers (+500) as one of the teams favored to make a deal. It is yet to be seen if they can get it done, but they are an intriguing team to watch.
Julio Jones Update June 3rd: Ravens are Out
Another day and all is quiet on the Julio Jones trade front. However, one team is no longer in the running for the veteran wide receiver. The Ravens are “Done” with trade talks surrounding Julio Jones.
Ravens “Done” With Julio Jones Trade Talks https://t.co/A17T6mmInV
— NFL Watchdog 🏈 (@NFL_Watchdog) June 3, 2021
The Patriots and the Titans are still considered the front runners according to reports and rumors.
— Patriots (@patz6xblessed) June 3, 2021
As we mentioned yesterday, Many of the sportsbooks have removed the odds for Julio Jones, which is an indication the trade will happen soon. Here is the last snapshot of the betting odds and the one team that was favored.
Julio Jones Update June 2nd: The Day After
Everyone thought Julio Jones would be traded on the first of the month, but it did not happen. Fans from every team came out on social media assuming that their team will be the one to get Jones. If the team cut salary (as most do on June 1st) they were included in the rumor mill. Teams that have no shot like the Bills and the Saints chimed in, but there are only a few serious offers on the table.
Julio Jones Update May 30th: Everyone Going After Jones
The rumors about the Julio Jones trade are starting to heat up. The Rams and the Ravens are joining on on the conversation, but lately, it is the Titans that are reportedly the front runners to get Jones. However, we all know the team he is going to be traded to is the Patriots.
But it doesn’t end there, there is another team jumping into the fray. The Seattle Seahawks are the latest team to contact Atlanta about Jones.
Despite the Titans being listed as a favorite from an earlier report from @ProFootballTalk . Seahawks are eyeing Julio 👀. Russell Wilson and Julio have discussed playing together, as Seattle is talking with Atlanta about possible trades @diannaESPN
— Eric👀Schefter (@EKaplan15) May 30, 2021
Can you imagine Russell Wilson leading an offense that has both DK Metcalf and Julio Jones? Wow. This comes out of nowhere.
The Seahawks may be serious, but the Patriots still have the best-reported offer on the table. And many sportsbooks are making the Patriots, the clear favorite to get Jones. The table below shows the latest sports betting odds on Jones. The Patriots are head and shoulders above all of the other teams in the league.
Track and bet on where Julio Jones will play next by watching the odds here.
Julio Jones Update May 24th: No to the Cowboys
The Julio Jones trade rumors and news are heating up. This time the source is as legit as it gets. Julio himself admitted two things live and on the air. 1. He is out of Atlanta and 2. He will not be playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
— Chasing Ballgame™🏈🏀 (@chasingballgame) May 24, 2021
According to the latest Julio Jones odds, the Cowboys were not a strong candidate to land Jones. Although the odds at this sportsbook favored the Patriots as the favorite to get Jones in a trade, it depends on where you look.
Here is the most current look at the odds from BetUS.
|ROT||WHAT WILL BE JULIO JONES NEXT TEAM?||MONEYLINE|
|San Francisco 49ers||+550|
|New England Patriots||+550|
|Green Bay Packers||+750|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+900|
Let the games begin. pic.twitter.com/jdXehwPQ2M
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) May 24, 2021
Update May 22
The Julio Jones rumors are swirling for sure. The Chargers and the Patriots are making some noise as teams that are high on Jones. Especially the Patriots as reports are surfacing that they are considering making a move for the veteran.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 22, 2021
However, the odds have yet to change and other teams to include the Ravens, 49ers and Lions are still considered the favorites to get Jones in a trade.
Julio Jones Contract
If the Falcons are going to successfully trade Jones they are going to get someone who is willing to accept his massive contract. According to spotrac, Jones is currently playing on a 3-year $66M deal with $64M of that guaranteed. Jones is going to get his money, regardless of where he plays in the future.
Everyone is speculating that Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be the front runners to land Jones, but the odds disagree. Atlanta is still the favorite to keep him (-400), but other teams like the San Francisco 49ers (+250), Las Vegas Raiders (+333), and the Detroit Lions (+450) all have better odds than the Patriots (+550). The odds will fluctuate with the latest news and you can follow them here.
Heading to Nashville?
Like in the NBA, other players are trying to recruit Jones. Derrick Henry, the superstar running back of the Tennessee Titans has made it clear that his team needs to make a move.
TITAN TF UP ⚔️ https://t.co/LOuqC2mH70
— Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) May 20, 2021
If the Titans listen to King Henry, they are a solid bet right now at +1100 to deal for Jones. Jones is an asset for any team and that is certainly true for a Tennessee team that is off a successful season.
What’s It Going to Take?
Jones is off a sub-par year with just 51 catches, over 700 yards, and 3 scores. However, he did deal with a reoccurring hamstring issue that sidelined him most of the season. He is also 32-years-old and that could sway some teams away from trading for Jones. At a minimum, the Falcons will receive minimum draft picks, like in this trade scenario.
🚨 HYPOTHETICAL TRADE 🚨
Imagine Julio Jones with the Chiefs 😳 pic.twitter.com/hGvJHWnf8z
— PFF (@PFF) May 20, 2021
However, teams will have to wrestle with the salary cap (like the Chiefs) if they want to make a move. The Falcons will most likely request a No. 1 pick, but I wouldn’t count on that happening.
Who gets Julio?
The 49ers and the Falcons are interesting options, but it’s clear the Falcons will ship him for value. The 49ers already dumped draft picks in this year’s draft so it’s unlikely they do it for an older wideout. The Patriots, Chargers, and the Titans are also teams that will be in the mix. Belichick won’t dump major draft capital and the Titans will likely pass. That leaves two teams that will vie for Julio’s services, the Raiders, and the Colts. The Raiders are always looking for a big name to bring to Las Vegas and they have been linked to Jones before.
As are the Raiders. https://t.co/5qiE4YxCK7
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 28, 2021
Gruden loves veteran wide receivers and a proven pass catcher would be an asset to the team. He will also help in the growth and development of young players like Henry Ruggs. It won’t be easy but the one team that will trade for Julio Jones is the Las Vegas Raiders.