Julio Jones, with the attainable exception of Aaron Rodgers, is essentially the most sought-after participant on the NFL commerce market. And now that he has confirmed he is out of Atlanta, there is not any stopping the quite a few pitches he’ll seemingly obtain from gamers as they attempt to lure him to their groups.
Exhibit A: Titans receiver A.J. Brown, who posted a voice message to Jones’ Instagram on Tuesday promoting him on the thought of becoming a member of Tennessee.
“Simply come mess together with your boy,” Brown stated within the message. “Hey, actual speak: We ready on you over right here. You say you need to win, proper? We simply want a pair extra items. Hey, belief me. Come vibe with me, man.”
Shoot your shot, A.J.
Gross sales pitch apart, the Titans do seem to fulfill not less than one criterion Jones talked about: He desires to win. The Titans have accomplished simply that within the final two seasons, making it to the 2020 AFC championship recreation and incomes the No. 4 seed within the 2021 AFC playoffs with an 11-5 file earlier than getting upset within the wild-card spherical in opposition to the Ravens.
Sporting Information NFL professional Vinnie Iyer considers Tennessee worthy of an “honorable point out” within the Jones sweepstakes, however the Titans are thought-about among the many betting favorites to land the famous person receiver, trailing solely the Patriots in accordance with BetOnline.
Jones (6-3, 220 kilos) and Brown (6-0, 227 kilos) would make for one of the crucial fearsome, bodily imposing huge receiver duos within the league. And that is not even mentioning fellow talent place participant Derrick Henry (6-3, 238 kilos).
That stated, there are a number of hangups in a possible Jones commerce, apart from the actual fact he’s 32 years outdated and coming off a season through which he was hindered by a hamstring harm. He’ll rely $23 million in opposition to the cap, of which the Titans have solely $3.6 million. They may make a deal work, nevertheless, with a contract restructure — essentially the most notable candidate being quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who would seemingly get pleasure from having one other elite goal on his group.