Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones is trying to get a new contract and it sounds like he might not suit up to play in Sunday’s Week 1 game, according to Kelsey Conway:
Julio Jones says he’s trying to be out there but “he doesn’t know” if he’ll play on Sunday if he doesn’t have a new contract. #Falcons— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) September 5, 2019
As if today couldn’t get any crazier, I mean come on! First Antonio Brown gets suspended and now Julio’s playing all “oh I don’t know if I’ll play”. Thanks for the clarity Julio. Ultimately, I don’t think anything will come of this. My guess is it’s just Jones trying to put the fear of God into the Falcons’ organization and seeing if this scares them into offering him a new deal. Hell, he said he plans on playing Sunday so we can hope right? I won’t be too worried if you’re a Jones owner but it’s something certainly to monitor as we get closer to Sunday NFL action.