Shannon Sharpe, the former NFL great turned FS1 broadcaster, turned social media upside down when called Julio Jones live on television and revealed that he isn’t going to be a Falcon for much longer.
“I’m out of there, man,” Jones said.
He’s had a legendary career with the Falcons, but he’s also 32 years old and set to cost $23 million against the salary cap this season and $19.3 million in each of the next two.
Even still, he is still a high caliber player at a very important position that could help a team with Super Bowl aspirations get over the top.
During this Tuesday’s episode of PFT Live, Chris Simms named two teams that are on Jones’ radar. Simms is reporting that Jones is targeting the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans as potential landing spots.
AJ Brown and Derrick Henry have already started recruiting Jones on social media, but the team is in salary cap hell at the moment. Patriots players aren’t reaching out via social media, but Michael Holley of NBC Sports reported that Jones wants to play with Cam Newton.
At his best, the 6-foot-3 Jones was nearly unstoppable, racking up at least 1,394 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons.