For the primary time in his NFL profession, Julio Jones will not be carrying No. 11 when he takes the sphere this 12 months. As an alternative, the previous Falcons receiver shall be switching to No. 2.
Jones truly had the choice to put on 11 in Tennessee as a result of it was provided to him by A.J. Brown, however the Titans receiver revealed on Tuesday that Jones shot down the chance to put on the quantity that he wore for 10 seasons in Atlanta.
This is what Brown needed to say in regards to the state of affairs on Twitter.
When Brown says he “tried to present it up,” he isn’t kidding.
As early as April 28, Brown made it clear that he can be prepared to present his quantity to Jones if the Titans have been capable of pull off a commerce.
After the commerce went down on Sunday, Brown stated that he was already engaged on getting a brand new quantity in order that Jones may have 11.
“I am within the works with — working with (coach Mike) Vrabel about one thing, in regards to the quantity,” Brown stated. “I attempted to modify to No. 1, (however) it did not undergo. … However I am attempting to be an excellent teammate and look out for him and, you realize, let him exit on the precise foot. However we’ll see. … All of the jersey purchases ought to cease for some time. Simply give it like a month till we discover out what is going on on.”
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Brown is a big fan of Jones and he truly took some credit score for the commerce after the Titans acquired the Falcons receiver and that is largely as a result of Brown spent greater than a month doing his greatest to recruit Jones to Tennessee on social media.
Jones has worn No. 11 since his rookie 12 months in 2011 with the Falcons, however now, he’ll be switching numbers for the primary time in his profession. After the Titans traded for Jones, one concept was that the seven-time Professional Bowler may swap to No. 8, which was his outdated school quantity at Alabama. Nevertheless, that will not be occurring because the Titans formally introduced Tuesday that Jones can be going with No. 2.
That is excellent news for undrafted free agent punter James Smith, who now does not have to fret about giving up No. 8. As for why Jones picked No. 2, he hasn’t defined that but, however it’s potential that he is it as maintaining 11 as a result of he is now carrying 1 plus 1.