Julio Jones on his future with Atlanta Falcons: “I’m outta there.”

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after pulling in a touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Is the Julio Jones era in Atlanta really over? That has been the main question for Falcons fans during the offseason as trade rumors have heated up.

It’s no secret that both sides have been open to a trade. But Monday morning, Jones appeared to have address his future in Atlanta for the first time.

During “Undisputed” episode on Fox Sports Monday morning, co-host Shannon Sharpe asked point blank if Jones wanted to stay in Atlanta.

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“I’m outta there, man,” Jones said.

Sharpe followed up asking if where he wanted to go and if the Cowboys were a possibility. A photo of Jones wearing a Dallas hoodie made the rounds on social media last week.

“I want to win,” Jones said. “Listen, you know how people is with all that going on with the picture. I ain’t going to Dallas man. I never thought about going to them.”

It is unclear whether Jones knew their phone call was on live television or not. Sharpe can be heard in the end of the clip telling Jones he was live on the air before they hung up.


Jones has played his entire career in Atlanta since the Falcons drafted him No. 6 overall in the 2011 draft. He last signed a contract extension with the team in 2019.

However, the Falcons have been open this offseason to trading Jones, who is due over $15.3 million this season.

So far, no offers have been made public, but there were rumors last week about the Patriots having interest.

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