Could Julio Jones end up back with the Atlanta Falcons?
Wide receiver Julio Jones was the face of the Atlanta Falcons franchise for a decade. He was an absolute freak of nature on the football field while also being one of the best teammates in the NFL.
Certainly, he did a lot for the franchised, however, many fans felt like that was spoiled after he publically stated he did not want to be in Atlanta anymore. Which led to him being traded to the Tennessee Titans last June.
What are the chances of Julio Jones ending up back in Atlanta?
The Atlanta Falcons currently have a crisis at the wide receiver position, and it really has been an issue ever since Julio Jones was traded. Assuming Calvin Ridley moves on via trade, the Falcons only have Frank Darby and Austin Trammell under contract at the position.
Two guys with next-to-no NFL experience.
In Tennessee, the Titans were expecting big things out of Julio Jones, but due to injury, he was never able to consistently perform for the team. This has brought up the topic of him potentially being a post-June 1 cut.
While it is unlikely if the Titans do elect to move on from Jones, the Falcons should attempt to bring him back to the team.
Keyword being “attempt,” as it is unlikely that he would be willing to play for the team that he requested a trade from less than a year ago.
Julio would also probably prefer to go to a team that will be considered a contender, as he knows his days on the football field are limited and he wants to try and capture a Super Bowl ring before he is forced to retire.
While it would be fun to see Julio Jones back with the Falcons, absolutely no one should expect to see it happen as even if the Titans cut him, he will almost certainly not consider signing back with the Falcons.