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NFL Insider Reveals Which Falcons Player Will Be Traded Next

Devon Platana
An NFL insider has revealed which Atlanta Falcons player will be the next one to be traded.
An NFL insider has revealed which Atlanta Falcons player will be the next one to be traded. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons fully embraced a rebuild this offseason, all beginning with the team trading Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts. The organization has moved on from several players since then and could add another individual to that list in the coming weeks.

The Athletic's Jeff Schultz is reporting that the Falcons linebacker Deion Jones is possible on his way out of Atlanta. The club is likely to try and trade him after June 1 when teams can take on less dead cap space.

Deion Jones Trade Rumors

One of the main reasons why the Falcons reportedly want to move on from Jones is because he just isn't living up to his price tag. The 27-year-old owns a team-high $20.018 salary in 2022 but hasn't accomplished anything noteworthy since making the 2017 Pro Bowl.

Jones is coming off a 2021 campaign that saw him finish with 137 total tackles, six defended passes and 2.0 sacks. That sort of play isn't worth $20 million, but a change of scenery could help him bounce back while his services are likely more enticing at a cheaper price.

A post-June 1 trade would see the Falcons take on $5.34 million, however, it could be tough to convince a trade partner to take on the other $13.64 million. Although, Schultz added that teams are more likely to wait for Atlanta to cut the veteran linebacker rather than trade him.

Getting draft picks in a potential Jones trade is likely the best-case scenario for Atlanta since there's no point in competing for a championship next season. The Falcons currently have the second-worst odds (+25000) to win Super Bowl LVII on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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