April 26, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Could the Falcons Trade Julio Jones?

Julio Jones might be on the move. 

Despite Falcons owner Arthur Blank claiming earlier in the offseason that the franchise would keep Jones in Atlanta, that might not be the case. 

The Falcons have apparently received calls on the availability of Atlanta's star receiver, according to NFL Media. 

Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports also mentioned that Jones could be available for a first- or second-round selection. 

A trade would be hard to stomach for Atlanta. Jones is a five-time All-Pro who's been one of the best receivers in the league since he was drafted sixth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

It also would be hard to stomach financially. 

If traded before June 1, Jones would count as more than a $23 million dead cap hit this season. 

Jones, who just turned 32, would be a hot commodity on the trade market for a team in win-now mode. 

Follow Lance Cartelli on Twitter

Photo: Getty Images