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Why the LA Chargers are the most likely landing spot for Julio Jones

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 25: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 25: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Why the LA Chargers are more likely to get Julio Jones than the Tennessee Titans:

Quite frankly, I am not really sure why the Tennessee Titans would be such an appealing fit for Julio Jones. They lost their offensive coordinator who turned the offense completely around in Arthur Smith, who is ironically the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

This is a bit off-topic but I project the Titans to be the playoff team that falls off the hardest in 2021. Getting that kind of season out of a running back just is not sustainable and with a terrible defense and a worse offense, I think this will be a .500 at best team.

Regardless, Tennessee just does not have the cap space to make this work. Of course, the team could also do some salary-cap manipulation with restructuring and whatnot but that would be a lot to restructure with several players just to make this possible.

Over The Cap only has the Titans at $3.5 million in cap space next season, which is not even close to enough for Julio Jones. They are not going to be able to trade anyone in return as the Falcons need all the cap space they can get and there are no easy contracts that can be cut to save money.

With the defensive side of the ball being such a headache and being a current and ongoing need, I do not see the Titans putting themselves in a worse position in the next few years restructuring deals just to get Julio Jones.

They do not have the luxury that the LA Chargers have.

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