Why the Falcons Blew the Julio Jones Trade


Jonas Knox: “What happened to that first-round pick that we were told was on the table for Julio Jones??... I just wonder what Atlanta could have had if they had gotten this done before the draft… I just don’t get the feeling that the market was as robust as a lot of people were making it out to be… This feels like a new regime who butchered their first major trade."
Brady Quinn: “If Atlanta wanted to maximize their returns for Julio Jones, it should have happened before the draft. Once you draft someone’s replacement, that’s it, you lose all your leverage, and so Atlanta had to take the best of what they could get… It’s crazy when you think that New England traded for Muhammad Sanu for a second and a fifth one year apart from Julio Jones.” (Full Video Above)

Listen to Brady Quinn and Jonas Knox discuss the blockbuster NFL trade over the weekend that sent future Hall of Fame wide receiver Julio Jones from the Falcons to the Titans in exchange for a second and fourth-round pick in 2022, and a sixth-round pick in 2023.

Check out the audio above as Quinn and Knox detail why they believe the Falcons ultimately blew the deal and should have dealt Jones before the draft.

Colin Cowherd Describes All 16 NBA Playoff Teams in Just Three Words

New Video May Show Mayweather Holding Logan Paul Up After Knocking Him Out

Here is Why The Patriots Didn't Land Julio Jones

Dan Patrick: If Mayweather/Paul Was Free, I Would Not Have Watched It

Why the Future is Grim For LeBron James in Los Angeles

Five NFL Players Whose Careers Are on the Line this Season

Lakers' 2020 Championship in 'Bubble' Was Most Fraudulent in NBA History

LeBron's Ring-Chasing Became More Important than Anthony Davis' Wellbeing