Julio Jones Drops Absolute Bombshell About Atlanta Live On TV: ‘I’m Outta There’

Julio Jones wants out of Atlanta. Why? Because the longtime NFL wide receiver wants to win.

This isn’t speculation, and it isn’t hearsay. This news comes straight from Jones, who may have not realized that he was live on TV when he dropped it. At this point, that doesn’t really matter anymore. All that matters is what he said.

On Monday, Shannon Sharpe called the Falcons pass-catcher during his show Undisputed with Skip Bayless. Surprisingly, Jones answered, and Sharpe proceeded to ask him several questions. When asked if he wanted to stay in Atlanta, Jones responded he’s “out of there” and followed it up with “I want to win.”

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The rumor mill has speculated for weeks that Jones could be traded soon. The Falcons are desperately looking to clear some much-needed cap space, and getting Jones’ contract off the books is one of the only ways to do it.

Apparently, Jones is on board with the idea as well. After over a decade with the franchise, he’s ready for the next chapter. But he still might not be OK with how this news was announced. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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    • Since they have let it out they want to trade him away…how is he an ingrate? And according to the final part, he said he doesn’t want to go to Cowboys because “he wants to win”. I’m not following your logic.

      • Seems more like you are ungrateful for services rendered. He won that Super Bowl by the way, until Ryan decided to take the sack and cost them the game. Jones has not demanded a trade, the Falcons are dumping him and his contract.

        • For sure, Dennis. Look at Calvin Johnson, HOFer to be with Detroit Lions…retired at 31 because he got tired of losing and got tired of being hammered by safeties. It’s not all about the money once you’ve made some…it’s about winning.

    • CBS Sports story: “…Jones has continually professed his love for the team and his want of being a Falcon until he retires. That goal was derailed when newly installed general manager Terry Fontenot began viewing him as more of an albatross to the team’s salary cap than a valuable commodity to hold on to, with Fontenot openly admitting he’s entertaining talks to move on from the illustrious receiver.”

      New head coach…new GM…no ties to Julio Jones…all-time great WR…only 31…
      I guess a guy’s not supposed to have any pride or self-esteem…
      Not too many folks giggling about this…

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