Over the past week, there have been reports that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and QB Matt Ryan might be getting dealt to other teams due to the team’s horrid start.
The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver was asked about a possible trade following Sunday’s devastating loss to the Detroit Lions.
“No,” Jones said when asked if he wants to be traded. “I play football. I know who I am, I know what I got going on. I know what I mean to this team.”
Despite the speculation, the Falcons reportedly have no plans to trade either Jones or quarterback Mat Ryan, via ESPN:
“Although the Falcons are in last place in the NFC South and already have fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, sources told ESPN they are not looking to move on from Ryan or Jones — one of the most talented wide receivers in the game.
Other teams have tiptoed around Jones — and those teams have been told in no uncertain terms that the Falcons have no plans to deal the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, according to sources.”
The Falcons dropped to 1-6 on the season.