The Falcons are expected to trade Julio Jones to the Titans barring any setbacks in the next 24-48 hours, per sources. The 2 sides still are finalizing compensation but, as one source said, “I feel very good about this happening” If there are no snags, the trade official Monday.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 6, 2021
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the trade details.
The #Titans deal for Julio Jones:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 6, 2021
— The #Falcons get a 2022 2nd rounder and a 2023 4th rounder.
— The #Titans get Julio Jones & a 6th rounder in 2023.
— The #Titans take on Jones’ salary of $15.3M in 2021 and the rest of the deal.
— #Falcons have $7.75M in dead money this year.
Jones became available this offseason as the Falcons have taken measures to adjust their salary cap. The Titans lost Corey Davis in free agency and could have been considered thin at the wide receiver position. Pairing Jones with AJ Brown and Josh Reynolds — who the Kansas City Chiefs had reportedly been interested in — they are no longer thin.
The Titans are just a year removed from playing the Chiefs in the AFC title game. Their most recent season ended when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s Wild Card round.
The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Titans in Week 7 of the upcoming season. The game will take place on Sunday, October 24 at Noon Arrowhead Time in Tennesee.