Julio Jones Says He’s ‘Out of There’ When Asked About Future With Falcons

Just a month after his name was thrown around in trade rumors leading up to the NFL Draft, Julio Jones hinted Monday that his time in Atlanta may be ending.

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Just a month after his name was thrown around in trade rumors leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, Julio Jones revealed Monday that his time in Atlanta may be coming to an end.

On Monday’s episode of Undisputed, host Shannon Sharpe called the 32-year-old wide receiver to find out where he and the Falcons stand heading into the season.

“You want to go to the Cowboys, Julio? Or you want to stay in Atlanta?” Sharpe asked. Jones responded, “I’m outta there, man.”

When asked where he ideally would like to end up, Jones replied, “I want to win.”

This is huge: Shannon Sharpe called Julio Jones live on @undisputed: Julio said he's "out of there" when asked if he wants to stay in Atlanta. He also said he doesn't want to go to the Cowboys. "I want to win."

Holy cow. I don't think he knew he was live. pic.twitter.com/5D8cXjclQt

— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 24, 2021

L.A. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey appeared to already be recruiting Jones with a tweet highlighting everything Los Angeles has to offer. 

A winning culture, a great city, prime time games, LA’s number 1 football team, etc etc..

sounds like the Rams should be a place superstars should want to play football lol 👀🤷🏾‍♂️

Blessings 🙏🏾 #YesImRecruiting lol I wanna win 🏆

— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) May 24, 2021

The news arrives just a month after Peter King revealed that the Falcons were considering trading Jones around April’s NFL draft.

On April 26, NFL insider Adam Schefter took to Twitter to explain why Atlanta would be better off waiting until after June 1 to trade the superstar wideout. “If the Falcons trade him after June 1, they save $15 million against the cap. If the Falcons trade him before June 1, it would be a $23M cap hit,” Schefter wrote in a tweet. 

In September 2019, Jones and the Falcons agreed on a three-year, $66 million contract extension, $64 million of which is guaranteed. The $22 million per season made Jones the highest-paid receiver in the game on average. 

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