A brand new house for Julio Jones might be coming quickly.
Based on NBC Sports activities’ Peter King, the Falcons have begun “laying the framework” for a Julio Jones commerce. The commerce would not be made official till after June 1, when Jones’ cap hit would not be as devastating to Atlanta’s cap state of affairs.
Among the many groups fascinated with Jones, King studies, the Raiders and Patriots would each be within the working. The return: future NFL draft picks, which King speculates as a second-rounder.
Per OverTheCap, a pre-June 1 commerce would end in greater than $23 million in lifeless cash, whereas a post-June 1 commerce would reduce the blow and end in $15 million in cap financial savings heading into 2021.
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The Falcons at present sit at No. 4 within the 2021 NFL Draft, they usually stay one of many greatest mysteries of this 12 months’s cycle. Whereas some speculate that Atlanta may take a passer of the long run for the inheritor obvious to Matt Ryan, others imagine they may go for Florida tight finish Kyle Pitts ought to he be accessible on the decide.
A Pitts decide would mitigate the lack of Jones by way of commerce, ought to Pitts’ potential be realized in 12 months 1 with Atlanta.
The Falcons are ushering a brand new period of ball with Arthur Smith at head coach, however questions surrounding Ryan’s future and whether or not Smith would need his personal moldable quarterback make them the group to observe heading into April 29.
Both method, it would not look like Julio is lengthy for Hotlanta.