Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot has confirmed that the team has received offers for star wide receiver Julio Jones and that they are listening to offers for their star wide receiver. The Falcons are in an uncomfortable position with their cap space but that could change if they trade Jones after June 1.
If the Falcons wait until June 2, they can create $15.3 million in cap space. "That’s one of those things when you’re doing things the right way as an organization, you have to listen if people call on any player,” Fontenot told Justin Felder of Fox 5 Sports.
“We are in a difficult cap situation. That’s just the circumstance. It’s not a surprise for us. We knew the circumstance we were in. Our administration has done an excellent job up to this point getting us in position to be able to manage the cap.
Yet, we still have more work to do. So, when teams call about any players, we have to listen, and we have to weigh it and we have to determine what’s best for the organization, and we have to handle everything with class.
Obviously, that particular player we hold him in high regard. He’s special what he’s done and what he continues to do here, but we have to consider any player if it’s right for the team, because we have to do what’s right for the team”.
Jones has spent his entire career with the Falcons
Jones, who was selected at No. 6 in the 2011 NFL draft, has spent his entire with the Falcons and he has turned into one of the best players at his position. Meanwhile, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't want to confirm that Jimmy Garoppolo will be the team's starting quarterback next season.
"I can’t guarantee that anybody in the world will be alive on Sunday, so I can’t guarantee who will be on our roster on Sunday,” Shanahan said. The Niners have the third selection in this year's NFL draft and the belief is that they will use their pick to select a quarterback.
"Jimmy’s been a pro,” Niners general manager John Lynch said. “He really has. I just spoke to him over the weekend. He’s here, he’s taking part in our virtual meetings, plans on being at the workouts. Jimmy’s been completely professional as he always has been with us”.