49ers, Colts, Chargers among the betting favorites for the next Julio Jones destination

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Wherever he plays in 2021, Julio Jones is guaranteed to make $15.3 million. You can try to make some money based on where that will be.

PointsBet has posted odds for the next team the Falcons receiver will play for.

The favorite is the 49ers, at +450. Next come the Colts and Chargers, at +475 each. The Ravens follow at +600.

The Patriots have +700 odds, and the Titans land at +1000. The Packers, who could use Jones as the ultimate Aaron Rodgers olive branch, stand at +1200.

Next are the Cardinals and Raiders at +2500 each, the Browns at +3000, the Chiefs at +3500, and the Saints and Dolphins at +4000 each.

The Falcons clearly want to trade Jones. The challenge becomes finding a partner, especially since that partner may want the Falcons to pay a large chunk of his salary.

34 responses to “49ers, Colts, Chargers among the betting favorites for the next Julio Jones destination

  1. “The Falcons clearly want to trade Jones. The challenge becomes finding a partner, especially since that partner may want the Falcons to pay a large chunk of his salary”. This is exactly what this entire situation is all about. Nice job Mike.

  2. OF the top teams mentioned, the Niners, Packers and Chiefs make the most sense….that is if Julio gets any say in the matter.

    A team that wasn’t mentioned is Seattle. Could you imagine a WR corp of Metcalf, Lockett and Jones?

    Scary

  3. If you gave Jones to Cam Newton, along with the two really good tight ends they just added, that Pats offense is gonna be no joke.

  4. I don’t know about betting odds, but the Chargers need to wake up & realize they need to put some “star power” on the field if they want to have any kind of visibility among the sports teams here in Los Angeles.
    Every single one of the major sports teams here in town has warmed to the idea that they need some stars on their team not only to compete on the field, but to compete for the fans dollars.
    The Chargers would be so smart to bring in Jones to put with Herbert just at least have people talking about them.

  5. IF the Chargers want fans, they need to get them the same way the other top teams got more fans…….win a Superbowl.

  6. Don’t the 49ers have the least amount of cap room between those favorites?

  7. Jones to Green Bay in exchange for Jordan Love + more.

    1. Without Love, Green Bay can repair relationship w/Rodgers, add a weapon for a SB run, and extend his contract so Rodgers can calm down.

    2. Atlanta needs a young QB to groom. They can try Love while Ryan plays, then either utilize Love or draft the new guy when Ryan’s contract is moveable in 2 years.

  8. “Rumor has it that he wants to play with Mac Jones.”

    Fixed your quote for you. I don’t Cam will be starter in New England for much longer. Maybe the first 3 or 4 games but I can’t see him lasting any longer.

  9. touchback6 says:
    May 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm
    BB set to
    swoop in.

    —————
    Lol…clueless. Julio wants Cam or Mac Jones throwing to him? Haha. Belichick is a fool who’s been exposed after Brady departed.

  10. $15 million is a lot. He’s benefited from Matt Ryan throwing the ball to him. The Ravens and Patriots make no sense. What’s he gonna do? Block?

  11. Of course the Packers are not interested. Cause why acquire proven talent that can put you over the edge? That would make no sense to that front office.

  12. Yes…

    Julio Jones wants a QB to bounce balls 7 feet in front of him… which is why he has selected Cam Newton

  13. It’s a big risk, I would think it’s a GM with his back against the wall who’s one season away from being fired anyways. Julio Jones can’t stay healthy, if he is he’s top 2 between him and Davante Adams(with Rodgers). I think it would make most sense for the Colts, they have the o-line and backs and a new Quarterback with limited WR options. Next would be the Packers unfortunately for a Lions fan. Could be the only way to get Erin back.

  14. The Falcons seemed to show confidence in Matt Ryan going all in getting Pitts. They could’ve gotten a QB, or Sewell to black for the next qb for a decade. If they trade Jones thats a plan to get a QB next year, better do worse than my Lions though because we have 2 first round picks for the next 2 years and have enough arsenal to get the best coming out.

  15. radar8 says:
    May 22, 2021 at 2:16 pm
    OF the top teams mentioned, the Niners, Packers and Chiefs make the most sense….that is if Julio gets any say in the matter.

    A team that wasn’t mentioned is Seattle. Could you imagine a WR corp of Metcalf, Lockett and Jones?

    Scary
    ———————————————————————————————
    Could you imagine this thing called the salary cap?

  16. pitts must be an unreal talent because they left 2 bama receivers on the board and they have had a bit of success with those guys

  17. Christopher Allan says:
    May 22, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Could you imagine this thing called the salary cap?

    ———————————————————————————————
    The objective is to move pieces around and make it work like Tampa did. That’s the whole point of a front office. Or do you think those jobs pay seven figures to sit there looking pretty?

  18. Given how the Falcons have behaved this offseason, like they’re in playoff contention and not a rebuild, can’t see how the 49ers or any other NFC team is on their list. Making a competitor stronger doesn’t make sense.
    If he’s traded, betting that he’s going to an AFC team.

  19. unsunder says:

    May 22, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Rumor has it that he wants to play with Cam Newton

    ——–
    Said no reciever worth a dam ever

  20. Indy, huh?

    Hmmm…after the historically horrible season Wentz had last year, that’s a truly dicey proposition.

  21. If I were JJ I would avoid New England. There is not talent throwing the ball! This from a Pats fan.

  22. The Niners have enough cap space to either keep Jimmy or sign Julio. Not both.

  23. He’ll end up in Chicago. Justin Fields throwing to Julio Jones will take them to the Super Bowl.

  24. With a cap hit of 23 million per the PFT graphic in the Julio Jones video with Charean Williams, the idea of Julio Jones going to the Chargers seems hard to swallow. I have heard elsewhere that the JJ cap hit was more like 15 mil, which would be a major difference regarding who could trade for him. I’m going to assume that some how the cap hit can be reduced to 15 mil for 2021. The Chargers have 16+ million in effective cap space, and maneuvering can be done with other contracts, BUT, they already have $31.5 million going to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Adding Julio would be putting almost 55 million dollars into 3 wide receivers in a restricted cap year. One of those two would have to go. Probably Williams, though he is 3 years younger than Allen. Is he tradable or would he have to be cut? Williams is 26, which is 6 years younger than Julio (half a career), and Julio has tight Hammies. It doesn’t make sense for a club that is more than a piece away from contention to swap players and maybe end up with a WR on IR with Hammy issues. .

    The 49er’s have 10 million in effective cap space and could do it easily, if they cut Jimmy G. Will they? Will Jimmy G restructure to make it happen? That will be interesting to see.

    The Colts have the cap space to make it happen. The problem here is trade compensation. If Wentz plays 75% of the snaps, they would have a #2 pick in 2022 that could go to the Falcons. Their #1 would go to Philly for the Wentz trade. If Wentz gets hurt or craps the bed or he sees less than 70% of the snaps and the Colts miss the playoffs, the #2 goes to Philly and they keep their #1, which I don’t think they will offer in this trade. So the question becomes, what combination of 3rd and 4th round picks and/or future draft picks would/could the Colts offer?

    Can Julio block a trade? If not, then perhaps other teams can be in the mix like the Jets, Jags, Bengals, Broncos, and The WFT. They all have a #2 pick in 2022 and can muster the cap space.

    The Patriots have 12.3 million in effective cap space. They have a #2 pick in 2022. They have to sign their top 3 picks still. They may have to pay Gilmore more money this year. He is slated for $7mil. It’s hard for me to see them taking on Julio’s contract without serious help from Atlanta in the first year at least. When the cap expands next year they may be able to swallow it based on the QB salary situation, which is a bargain right now. The Patriots could also trade a player instead of a draft pick but given Atlanta’s cap space issues it might be counter productive. The player I had in mind was JC Jackson, which would leave the Patriots exposed in the secondary as depth may be an issue, but I am not feeling like Jackson wants to stay in New England. It may be wise to trade him before losing him completely. Only BB knows if this is true. I prefer to keep him, and I think he should stay in that system where he has excelled, rather than travel the Malcolm Butler route. But money is money. I could also see us flipping a linebacker like Winovich to Atlanta, as the LB roster is looking full and 3rd round 2021 pick Ronnie Perkins does a lot of what Winovich does and he plays special teams. Winovich has pass rush ability that Atlanta could use. Would Winovich and a 4th round pick be enough? Or a 3rd even? It’s a lot to have happen. Julio may want to think about how a QB like Mac Jones (likely in 2022) with touch, timing, and accuracy could extend the career of an aging but athletic wide receiver with an enormous catch radius. He could play for years in that system and perhaps have a Randy Moss like experience.

    More will be revealed….

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