clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cheese Curds, 6/7: Falcons ship Julio Jones off to Tennessee

Jones did not end up in Green Bay as many had hoped, instead heading out to join an intriguing offense in the Music City.

Tennessee Titans v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

It was a price that many Green Bay Packers fans will surely say the team should have paid for a still-elite wide receiver. Julio Jones is on the move, but the Atlanta Falcons were unable to even get a first-round draft pick in exchange for the seven-time Pro Bowler.

Instead, it’s a 2 and a future 4 heading from Tennessee to Atlanta for Jones, who will join up with A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry to form a terrifying trio of offensive weapons for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Titans’ offense was a top-five unit a year ago and should be even stronger in 2021; it was their defense that let them down, with a pass defense in particular that ranked among the NFL’s worst.

Thankfully, this is a team that the Packers should not have to face any time soon, based on the Titans being members of the AFC South. Still,

Meanwhile, the Packers open up minicamp on Tuesday, and the big question will be whether Aaron Rodgers or anyone else will skip out on this set of mandatory workouts. Most of the Packers’ wide receivers have by now given an indication that they will be present, so that should be one worry off the table.

Keep it here at APC for news on minicamp week.

Atlanta Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee Titans | ESPN
Jones heads to Tennessee along with a 2023 sixth-round draft pick, while the Falcons get back a second-rounder in 2022 and a fourth-round pick in 2023.

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan 'very glad' Julio Jones landed in AFC |
If the Packers couldn't (or wouldn't) get Julio, him heading to the AFC South is probably the best-case scenario. Green Bay just played the Titans last year, so they're not on the schedule in 2021 and would only be a possibility as the 17th game in 2022 if they and the Packers finish in the same spot in their divisions this coming season.

MT5: Lingering pandemic leads to hybrid offseason |
Mark Murphy's monthly Q&A addresses the Packers' plans for full capacity at Lambeau Field and the new throwback uniform. He also discusses the team's situation with Aaron Rodgers, a situation that he describes as having "divided our fan base."

FMIA: Aaron Rodgers, the Packers and the Ultimate Compromise - NBC Sports
Peter King puts out a possible compromise scenario where the Packers agree to trade Rodgers next offseason. But would Rodgers be open to that?

Packers excited to return versatile tight end Josiah Deguara in 2021 | Packers Wire
Deguara is drawing praise and excitement from the Packers' coaching staff, including OC Nathaniel Hackett and tight ends coach Justin Outten, with the latter bringing up Kyle Juszczyk as a comparison in terms of versatility.

Getting your lobster high might be a more humane way to kill it | The Takeout
Scientists recently tested whether lobsters responded to the cooking process differently after being exposed to THC. Apparently, the answer is yes - they are much less violent when being dropped into a boiling pot.