The Atlanta Falcons have a funny way of showing that Julio Jones will be in uniform for them in 2021. On Wednesday, all teams dropped their official schedule for the upcoming season, with some giving the fans wallpaper to keep up on their phone or computer.
The Falcons added theirs as well, but noticeably left off Julio Jones.
Social media wanted answers:
A few weeks ago, general manager Terry Fontenot told Fox 5 in Atlanta that the team was open to hearing trade offers for wide receiver Julio Jones.
“That’s one of those things when you’re doing things the right way in an organization, you have to listen if people call, on any player,” Fontenot told Fox 5. “Especially, we are in a difficult cap situation, that’s just the circumstance and it’s not a surprise for us. We knew the circumstance we were in. Our administration has done an excellent job up to this point getting us in a position to be able to manage the cap, and yet we still have more work to do.
“So when teams call about any players then we have to listen and we have to weigh it and we have to determine what’s best for the organization and we have to handle everything with class.”
Jones is Atlanta’s all-time leader in catches (848) and yards (12,896), and his 60 touchdowns rank him second behind Roddy White.
The 32-year-old led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015 (1,871) and 2018 (1,677).
“Obviously that particular player, we hold him in high regard. He’s special in what he’s done and what he continues to do here,” Fontenot said of Jones. “But we have to consider any players if it’s right for the team because we have to do what’s best for this organization.”
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