After earlier reports surfaced that the Falcons were unlikely to get a first-round pick in a Julio Jones deal, it looks like the bidding has begun to heat up for the All-Pro wide receiver.
The Atlanta Falcons have discussed several trade offers for Julio Jones, including an offer for a future first round draft pick, per sources.
There is a sense around the league a trade could go down as early as next week.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 27, 2021
At this point, I think the Falcons have to do what’s best for them and move on. If Jones wants out, they should oblige and shed some of his salary, especially if a first-round pick is in play. While I think Jones is 100000% worth a first-round pick, I didn’t think the Falcons would get one in return. Maybe this is a leak to drive up the asking price, or perhaps the pick is a conditional first rounder. One thing’s for sure, it’s looking more and more unlikey that Jones will be a Falcon before the second week of June arrives.