There are rumblings that the Falcons could dissolve their team before the trade deadline and start building for the future. But the odds don’t suggest that will happen.
Julio Jones is perhaps the Falcons best asset. Jones has missed two and a half games. He has 30 targets and 23 catches for 350 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.
Tim Daniels of the Bleacher Report says that the biggest hurdle to any potential trades involving Matt Ryan or Julio Jones is their contracts.
“Both signed through the 2023 season, with the quarterback on a five-year, $150 million contract and the wide receiver having a three-year, $66 million deal.” Ryan’s salary cap hit, Daniels notes, is scheduled to skyrocket to $40.9 million in 2021, per Spotrac.
“It’s far more likely they can be moved in the offseason, when interested teams could also discuss restructuring options. Atlanta’s rebuild may be in full swing by that point if its playoff drought extends to three years,” Daniels adds. I can’t say I disagree with that last point, either, especially with a new regime about to take over building this team.”
Will Julio Jones be traded before the deadline?
Will Matt Ryan be traded before the deadline?
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