Eagles reportedly desirous about Julio Jones, Philly has ample first-round capital to commerce for Falcons star WR


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Julio Jones needs out of Atlanta and the Atlanta Falcons desire a first-round decide in return for among the finest broad receivers of this period. Enter the Philadelphia Eagles

Per Sports activities Illustrated’s Ed Kracz, the Eagles are desirous about buying Jones from the Falcons — who reportedly have a first-round decide supply on the desk for the seven-time Professional Bowl broad receiver. The Eagles do have two first-round draft picks in 2022 and a conditional first-round decide from the Indianapolis Colts (if Carson Wentz performs 75% of the snaps or performs 70% of the snaps in 2021 and the Colts make the playoffs) obtainable — certainly one of which they may use to amass Jones. 

Philadelphia may simply half methods with Indianapolis’ first-round decide — which is true now a second-round decide — for Jones. The Eagles can be paying a excessive value in the event that they had been to half methods with their very own first-round decide or the one acquired from the Miami Dolphins previous to the draft (each of that are anticipated to be high 20 picks). 

The Eagles and Falcons can be higher served ready till after June 1 to make a commerce for Jones (or any NFL workforce for that matter). Atlanta would solely need to eat $7.75 million in lifeless cash and would save $15.3 million in wage cap house if Jones is traded after June 1. The Eagles must pay $15.3 million in 2021 in the event that they had been to amass Jones, but in addition would have identical cap reduction coming off the books. 

Philadelphia frees up $8.5 million if the Eagles minimize or commerce Zach Ertz after June 1 and already has $4 million off the books with the post-June 1 designation of the March releases of Alshon Jeffery and Malik Jackson. Per the NFLPA, the Eagles presently have $3,814,453 in obtainable wage cap house — so that they’ll release $12.5 million with these three strikes by Tuesday.

Theoretically, the Eagles would have $16.3 million obtainable — sufficient to work out a commerce for Jones. 

Jones has the best common receiving yards per recreation in NFL historical past at 95.5 and had averaged over 100 receiving yards per recreation in 5 totally different seasons, probably the most in league historical past (no different receiver has greater than three). The 32-year previous Jones had 51 catches for 711 yards and three touchdowns in 9 video games final season, as his common receiving yards per recreation of 85.7 was sixth within the league. 

Jones has 12,896 profession receiving yards although 135 video games, probably the most for a participant in NFL historical past. He is averaged 104.3 yards per recreation within the playoffs, trailing solely Larry Fitzgerald (104.7) for the best mark in NFL historical past (minimal 5 playoff video games). 

The Eagles are within the Jones sweepstakes. Whether or not they get Jones stays to be seen as there are many events for his providers. 



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