The Atlanta Falcons’ front office has sent a clear message ever since they took over a year ago—no one’s job is safe.
With that has come speculation that the Falcons could trade linebacker Deion Jones after his worst season as a pro. Should they send Deion Jones packing?
The Falcons are playing with fire when it comes to Deion Jones
As the title says, the Atlanta Falcons are playing with fire no matter what their decision is with Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones.
If they trade him, they lose a leader on the defense. A player who has been a staple ever since he was a second-round pick. He may be coming off of his worst season as a pro but if you trade him you are risking a player that could have been struggling due to a new defensive scheme.
There is a possibility that Deion Jones balls out for his new team and the Falcons are sitting here with little in return.
However, on the contrary, there is a possibility that Deion Jones is simply not the same player anymore for whatever reason. Could be due to the scheme, if that is the case then they need to trade him away. You are not going to change your scheme for one player.
In the event they do not trade him, they risk watching his value continue to tank as he enters the last year of his current deal in 2023. His value may not be high right now but it certainly could get worse.
No one should envy this decision that the Falcons’ front office has to make. There is no right answer until we see how Deion Jones plays in 2022.
Another note is that Jones would have to be traded post-June 1 as that would save the team the most money. We will have to see what happens to the longtime Falcon.