The Atlanta Falcons are shopping around wide receiver Julio Jones. Any team would be lucky to have the services of someone like Jones, but some of the teams in the NFL are off-limits.
The Atlanta Falcons phone should be ringing off the hook and the Falcons should ask for a king’s ransom just to get rid of the best receiver in the history of the franchise, of course, they won’t trade him within the division.
There is one AFC team that the Falcons would be foolish to trade with.
Atlanta Falcons trading Julio Jones to the Patriots would be absolutely foolish
For one, New England has absolutely no one the Falcons should be interested in trading for. New England has some nice pieces in the secondary but they make more money than the Atlanta Falcons can afford to pay.
In terms of draft capital, the Patriots don’t look as attractive as a team like the Texans, who will surely have an early-round pick. If the Texans traded away a first-round pick for an offensive lineman, they pull the trigger on Julio too.
Last but certainly not least, the Falcons have been the butt of football jokes ever since the letdown in the Super Bowl. On March 28th, fans all around the league like to bring up that moment and it seems as if that joke is going to stick around for a while.
Why would you even help a team like the Patriots that practically made you the laughing stock of the league? Acquiring Jones wouldn’t take the Patriots to instant Super Bowl status, but any team coached by Bill Belichick will have a chance.
It’s going to be a dark day in Atlanta the moment decides to trade Julio, easily the most beloved Falcons player of all time. Don’t rub the loss of Jones in the face of Falcons fans everywhere and trade him to the team that has most fans embarrassed to say they’re Falcons fans.