It was no secret wide receiver Julio Jones was likely going to be on the move, especially after the 10-year veteran said, "I'm outta there," when asked about the Atlanta Falcons in a May 24 phone call with FS1's Shannon Sharpe.
NFL players and the media took notice when then Titans -- who already have some of the most physically imposing playmakers in the league, led by 6-foot-3 running back Derrick Henry -- added the 6-foot-3 Jones to the mix. Here's a roundup of some of the best reaction from social media.
I was the first player to ever to wear a current player jersey in warmups. I really manifest this before anyone knew 🤝 pic.twitter.com/C6G02F5HbK— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) June 6, 2021
Imma have myself a good Sunday but this is all it took for a generational guy & we were "out" of the Julio sweepstakes!? Wow 🤦🏾♂️ we woulda been unstoppable forreal with all them weapons lol! Julio to the 615 fye tho! https://t.co/MGp8HxbyKl— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) June 6, 2021
How... Julio only worth a 2nd and 4th...🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/x61LYQk2e5— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) June 6, 2021
I will say this until the day I die. A proven player is better than any draft pick.— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 6, 2021
J Rob is a gangster!! The man is crushing it! @Titans— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) June 6, 2021
Does @1kalwaysopen_ change his number?!— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) June 6, 2021
Because of you, 11 will always mean more. pic.twitter.com/SJQaT4URNX— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) June 6, 2021
lol Tennessee Nets! can't stop that https://t.co/NVaxziXqik— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) June 6, 2021
Another thing of note, this trade should also benefit Julio Jones. The #Titans faced 8 man boxes 23.1% last year. That's tops in the NFL. The #Falcons faced 8 man box 12.5% (16th). That's going to be a huge uptick in 1 on 1 coverage. Translation: Brown and Jones should eat!— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) June 6, 2021