Julio Jones Says He’s Leaving the Falcons: “I’m Outta There”

Julio Jones with the Falcons
Julio Jones with the Falcons. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Pro Bowl wideout Julio Jones won’t be wearing an Atlanta Falcons jersey anymore. The news was confirmed by the man himself during a recent appearance on Fox Sports’ Undisputed.

During a recent edition of the show, hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discussed recent trade reports linking Jones with the Dallas Cowboys. At one point, Sharpe decided to pick up the phone and ask the 32-year-old player whether he’s staying in Atlanta or going to Dallas.

“I’m outta there,” said Jones after picking up the phone.

Jones added that his next destination is preferably a place where he has a chance to win.

“Right now, I wanna win,” he explained.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport previously reported that Julio Jones officially submitted a trade request to the Falcons at the beginning of the 2021 offseason. The team has been engaged with potential suitors for a while now and is reportedly asking for a first-rounder in exchange. Atlanta would like to send Jones to the AFC but is ready to deal with NFC teams if “the price is right”.

Julio Jones spent his entire professional career with the Falcons, who drafted him No. 6 in the 2011 NFL Draft. Jones made seven Pro Bowls and received five All-Pro nods with Atlanta while leading the league in receiving yards twice.

Jones has 848 career catches for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns. He currently holds the NFL record for career yards per game with 95.5.