“There is a Business Side to This Game” – Julio Jones Addresses Trade Rumors

Published 10/30/2020, 11:15 AM EDT


Matt Ryan-led Atlanta Falcons put in a strong display against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. The home team made their way to a 17-25 win on the back of a stellar performance from star wide receiver Julio Jones.

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Jones registered 137 yards on seven receptions as the Panthers won their second game of the season. As we approach trade deadline day, Jones is one of the players who could leave the Falcons on a trade deal.

The Alabama-born athlete has been with the Falcons since 2011. He has been voted to the Pro Bowl on seven occasions. Jones is already considered to be a Falcons great. But will Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff sanction a deal for his prized asset, or will Jones retire with the Falcons?

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Julio Jones remains focused on succeeding with the Atlanta Falcons

The atmosphere was energetic in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium last night. One of the standout performers from Monday was seasoned wide receiver, Julio Jones. Here’s what the 31-year-old star said about rumors linking him with a trade move away from the Falcons before deadline day in November.

He said, “Last week was my first time actually hearing it. But for me, like I said, people gonna talk, people gonna say whatever they wanna say…I’m not gonna allow somebody else to say something that will have an effect on the way I handle the game or the way I handle myself, you know?”

“At the end of the day I know who I am and I know what I am to this team and this organization. So, for me, I come to work every day. You know, I’m with my brothers, we go out, we grind every day… but there’s the business side of it too.”’

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“There’s definitely a business side to this game, don’t get twisted but I’m ready for whatever…. at the end of the day, it’s business, that stuff is out of your hands,” Jones said in the post-game appearance on NFL Network.

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The Falcons are now 2-6 after Thursday’s win over the Panthers. They go up against an underperforming Denver Broncos outfit next weekend. Another win on the trot will make things competitive in the NFC South Division. Can the Falcons come from behind and make the playoffs in 2020?

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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