Titans News: Julio Jones Jersey Number Will Change With Titans Despite Great Gesture From A.J. Brown

Larry Rupp
NFL wide receiver Julio Jones will change his jersey number as a Tennessee Titan.
NFL wide receiver Julio Jones will change his jersey number as a Tennessee Titan. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The NFL world was rocked on Sunday morning when reports came out that All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was being traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Tennessee Titans. Well, it looks like this change of scenery will also come with a change in Jones' jersey number.

Jones has donned the No. 11 on his jersey for his entire 10-year career and Titans' WR A.J. Brown seemed ready to give up wearing it for a legend. However, Jones told Brown to keep it and now everyone will have to wait and see what jersey number the dynamic playmaker will have next season.

Julio Jones Titans News

The Titans needed to make a move to upgrade their wide receiving corps and acquiring Jones certainly accomplished that goal. The seven-time Pro Bowler has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in six of his last seven seasons and averages an impressive 95.5 yards per game in his career.

He joins Brown in what becomes one of the most dangerous pass-catching duos in the league. Brown has hauled in 122 receptions for 2,126 yards and 19 touchdowns during his first two NFL seasons. While he did debate a jersey number change himself, it seems like Brown will be No. 11 until he retires.

It's notable to point out that Jones wore No. 82 in high school and also wore the No. 8 during his college days at Alabama. It'll be interesting to see if he opts to bring either one back.

The Titans enter the 2021 season with high hopes and currently have odds set at +3000 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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