Is there a possibility that Falcons’ receiver Julio Jones could team up with Saints’ receiver Michael Thomas in New Orleans next season?
The New Orleans Saints have had a good year; Michael Thomas, on the other hand, has not.
They are on pace to finish the year 12-4 with two, two-game losing streaks (one at the beginning and one at the end of the year). After winning the division, they are most likely going to finish No. 2 in the conference.
Another Wild Card Weekend that Saints fans can look forward to. Hopefully this time they make it past that round. Regardless, it has been a season to be proud of.
Meanwhile, the big news is coming out of the NFC South right now. Bleacher Report reported in a tweet that the Atlanta Falcons are actively open to trading future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Julio Jones in the upcoming 2021 offseason.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that he has been discussed as a trade piece for the Falcons. Could you imagine a division jump for Julio Jones and pairing one of the best veterans with one of the best up-and-coming wide receivers?
Julio Jones has 51 receptions on 68 targets for 771 yards and three touchdowns. That is also only in nine games. He is currently the second-best receiver on the Atlanta Falcons behind young star Calvin Ridley and just in front of Russell Gage.
When you compare what Jones did to the Saints’ wide receivers, he would almost be the leading the team in yards and receptions among all wide receivers. It was an off-year for Michael Thomas, but usually, he would double those statistics.
Now, it would most likely take Emmanuel Sanders and hefty draft capital to get Julio Jones away from the Falcons, but it is possible. Even the mere fact that it has been reported means is good news for Jones taking the divisional leap.