- BetOnline has odds on what NFL team will trade for Falcons receiver Julio Jones
- The Seahawks (+150) and Titans (+200) are the favorites to land the 32-year-old pass catcher
- New England (+300) and San Francisco (+1000) have the salary cap space necessary to bring in the 7-time Pro Bowler
“I’m out of there, man.” That was the response from Julio Jones when asked live-on-air if he was planning to return to Atlanta. The All-Pro wide receiver requested a trade before the NFL Draft, and now that June 1 has passed, Atlanta can trade Jones and save more than $15 million against the salary cap.
With a number of Super Bowl contenders reportedly interested in the Hall of Fame talent, let’s look at the latest odds to see who’s favored to land Julio. Also, make sure to check out our tips for betting on NFL football games.
Julio Jones’ Next Team IF Traded Odds
Seahawks and Titans favored
The Seahawks (+150) have emerged as the betting favorites to trade for Julio Jones. Seattle may be trying to placate chef Russell Wilson, but a second-round pick may be too high a price to pay for a run-first team that’s already without their first-round selection in 2022 via the Jamal Adams swap.
A.J. Brown has weaponized his social media accounts to recruit his idol. And while the Titans (+200) could definitely use the 32-year-old legend after losing Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith from their pass-catching corps this offseason, Tennessee has the fourth-lowest cap space in the NFL (just under $3.3M) and Julio has a base salary of $15.3M in 2021.
The current thinking in league circles is that the Falcons eventually will trade Julio Jones to the Titans for a second-round pick. https://t.co/6SiXGaTI9p
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 30, 2021
After their free-agent spending spree, New England (+300) still has more than $16 million in cap space and a glaring need at receiver. Reports have surfaced the seven-time Pro Bowler wants to play with Cam Newton, whom he played twice a year for nine seasons in the NFC South from 2011-19.
But there’s no telling how long it will be before No. 15 overall pick Mac Jones unseats Cam under center.
Longshots to land Julio
The Ravens (+550) are reportedly “done” pursuing Julio but the 6-foot-3, 220-pound behemoth could be just the thing star quarterback Lamar Jackson and offensive coordinator Greg Roman need to bring life to Baltimore’s stagnant passing game. According to the rumor mill, Jon Gruden is always interested in bringing in someone, yet with no cap space and no solid reports connecting Jones to Las Vegas (+900), safe to say it’s not happening.
More likely is Julio reuniting with former OC Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco (+1000). On paper, the 49ers have more than enough receiving options with George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel, however, two of those three have missed significant time with injuries over the past couple years.
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) May 30, 2021
Having already shipped out three first-rounders to move-up and draft Trey Lance, the 49ers have the necessary cap space to go “all-in” and acquire Julio.
Look for either San Francisco or New England to land the star receiver, probably at a cheaper draft-pick cost than expected.
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