Jun 07

NFC South

Mark Bradley: Trading the great Julio Jones feels awful, but it had to be done

Julio Jones, who apparently wanted to go, is gone. The Falcons have traded the great receiver to the Tennessee Titans. In return, they get a second- and fourth-round draft pick, which would be an underwhelming return for a backup cornerback but is downright laughable for maybe the greatest player in Falcons history. In the Falcons’ defense, this – or something like this – is about as much as they could expect to net. They had little leverage. He wanted out. They wanted rid of his contract, which has three seasons to run and would have compromised anything this new administration sought to do. …