Julio Jones Odds: Patriots Favored to Trade for Falcons WR; Rams, 49ers Both +500

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMay 28, 2021

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks on the turf before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

The New England Patriots are the betting favorites to land Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

Per PointsBet (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk), the Pats top the ledger at +150 ($100 bet to win $150). The Tennessee Titans are right behind New England at +200.

The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers are at +500, the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Chargers are at +800, and the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars sit at +900.

Jones' 10-year stint in Atlanta appears to be over soon based on this phone call that Shannon Sharpe of FS1's Undisputed made to the superstar wideout live on the air:

NFL Update @MySportsUpdate

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

Jones, who also made it clear that he wants to win, apparently did not know he was live, per ex-NFL player Pat McAfee report's on his show.

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

Per my media source.. Julio did NOT know he was LIVE #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/ncOr73ae43

Jones has led the NFL in receiving yards per game three times.

NBC Sports' Chris Simms said on PFT Live (h/t Florio) that Jones has his sights set on the Pats and Titans.

If that's the case, the Pats have to combat a serious recruiting pitch from Titans star wide receiver A.J. Brown:

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

AJ Brown is taking recruiting Julio Jones to the next level 😂<br><br>(via @1kalwaysopen_)pic.twitter.com/O1o9csRRVe

Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders believes Jones should head to New England:

COACH PRIME @DeionSanders

If I’m @juliojones_11 I’ve got to go to a winner which means a playoff team or a team that traditionally wins like @Patriots. I would be careful of going to a cold climate city when you’ve always played in a dome. That matters tremendously. I’m helping u narrow it down. #Truth

Regardless of where Jones winds up, his future team is getting one of the top playmakers in the game when healthy. His accoldades include seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro bids. It does not include a Super Bowl victory, but Jones is clearly looking for one to add another laurel to his Hall of Fame resume.

For all the latest betting information and reaction, check out B/R Betting.

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