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3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Julio Jones

Devon Platana
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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After spending 10 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, it would be hard to picture veteran wideout Julio Jones with any other team. Nevertheless, rumors have been circulating over the last month or so that the Falcons were taking calls on a potential Jones trade. Seeing as how a potential deal is being discussed in public, you've gotta feel like the five-time All-Pro receivers' days in Atlanta might be numbered.

Regardless of where he ends up, Jones has proven that he can still be a prominent offensive contributor. He may have only recorded 771 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in nine games last season, but that would've put him on pace for almost 1,400 yards and 5 TDs in a full campaign. Needless to say, any team that has the seven-time Pro-Bowler on their roster next season will be happy if he can put up similar numbers.

Here's a look at three of the most likely trade destinations for Jones.

Julio Jones Trade Rumors

3. Green Bay Packers

It's hard to imagine the Green Bay Packers having a better offense than they did last season, but it'd become a reality if they acquired Jones from the Falcons. After all, if the organization truly wants to keep Aaron Rodgers in town, they'll have to make a big splash to convince him that they're going all in. Yes, the Packers only have about $3 million in cap space, according to Spotrac, but they could restructure some deals or even trade away contracts to make it work. After all, Green Bay fans (and Rodgers) would probably salivate at the three-time NFL MVP throwing the ball to Jones and Davante Adams.

2. Tennessee Titans

Aside from A.J. Brown, the Tennessee Titans don't really have any other credible NFL wideouts. If they want to continue remaining at the top of the AFC South, acquiring Jones would be a no-brainer. The 32-year-old is more than capable of drawing coverage from other teams, which could open up the field for Brown and vice versa. Plus, Tennessee will face some stiff competition in its division in the form of the rising Indianapolis Colts and new-look Jacksonville Jaguars. There's no better time than now for the Titans to get a step ahead of their competitors.

1. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins don't really have a true No. 1 wide receiver. The team brought in former Houston Texans WR Will Fuller over the offseason, but he's had past injury issues, so there's no guarantee that he'll stay healthy enough to be the top wideout. They also have DeVante Parker, but we need to see more from him than just one breakout season. Meanwhile, Jones would instantly give the young team more credibility. The Dolphins also have around $11 million in cap space, so they're in a pretty good position to be able to afford a deal.


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