So obviously, you’ve heard about it by now. The Atlanta Falcons finally traded away star wide receiver Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans. Full details on the trade can be seen right below.
The #Titans deal for Julio Jones:
— The #Falcons get a 2022 2nd rounder and a 2023 4th rounder.
— The #Titans get Julio Jones & a 6th rounder in 2023.
— The #Titans take on Jones’ salary of $15.3M in 2021 and the rest of the deal.
— #Falcons have $7.75M in dead money this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 6, 2021
Now I’m not going to lie. I did think there was a realistic chance that the Patriots could have landed Jones in a trade. But obviously. that isn’t the case now. So what happened now with the Patriots? Here’s what Julio Jones trade to Tennessee means for the Patriots.
Julio Jones Trade to Atlanta Means the Patriots are Comfortable with Their WR Core
Obviously, the Patriots feel good about their WR core. Don’t forget, they added some solid veterans in Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. These are two guys that are going to help your offense. Add in Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry (for now?) and you have four good targets to throw to in 2021. If you want the full list of Patriots wide receivers, check Mike Reiss’s tweet.
Julio Jones Trade to Atlanta Means the Patriots are Relying on Their TE Play Even More Than We Thought
Remember when the Patriots signed Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry during free agency? That was pretty cool, right? Well, they’re going to be relied on more than we even initially thought. The old days of Patriots success contained a two tight end system. Well, looks like we’re going to see a lot of that this year. Jonnu Smith had a career high 41 receptions last season with (shockingly enough) the Tennessee Titans. Hunter Henry had a career high 60 receptions last season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Basically, expect these two to get the ball even more than we might of thought at the time of their signings.
The Patriots obviously didn’t care that much about Julio Jones. But honestly, it is what it is. He’s in Tennessee and it’s time to roll with the guys we have going into the 2021 season. No more distractions or hypotheticals. It’s go time.
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