Are you one of those fans sitting back telling everyone to freaking relax? The overflow of tweets accusing Julio Jones selfish, diva and inconsiderate are unbelievable.
Why? Because Julio not showing up for OTA’S & an unconfirmed source stating Jones wants to update his contract.
From Up to the Minute Live: #Falcons WR Julio Jones is among those not expected to be at OTAs, sources say, after being in and out last year. He also wants an update to his contract. Considering the kind of teammate he is, it sounds like the team is willing to consider it. pic.twitter.com/PulYkczo57
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2018
1. Comparing Julio to Odell Beckham? That’s waaaaaay too far. Jones isn’t in videos on social smoking dope.
Look at what a distraction Odell Beckham Jr is to the #Giants. Not expecting to be at OTAs because of his contract.
Oh wait, this is Julio Jones?
Odell will be at OTA no issues, you sure ? https://t.co/cImobm7k5y
— Steve Angelovich (@angelsteve89) May 18, 2018
2. He’s Julio Jones! That’s all the leverage he needs. Besides!! This is pure speculation. Haven’t heard anything from Julio or his agent.
I'm not saying he doesn't deserve more money (he does!), but what exactly is his leverage here? Holding out? I guess, but they just drafted Calvin Ridley and have Mo Sanu.
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) May 18, 2018
3. Maybe I’m missing something but…. When did Julio lead the league in drops?
I'm the biggest Julio Jones fan, but him coming off the season he did and wanting more money!!!! Like come on bruh, I'm all for getting what you deserve. He get this updated contract he better not lead the league in dropped balls
— Jimmy Hughes (@BluReaper1914) May 18, 2018
4. Comparisons to Odell Beckham and Julio are beyond stupid. Don’t even mention he and Jones in the same breath.
Julio Jones isn't attending OTA's and wants an "update to his contract"
If this were Odell Beckham Jr he would be called a "cancer" and a "self-centered diva."
— Giants Alive (@GiantsAlive) May 18, 2018
5. When did the Falcons say they weren’t going to pay Julio? He just signed 5 year 71 million in 2015. All of his guaranteed money is pretty much gone.
He quite possibly could want more guaranteed… Which Falcons will be more than likely to make it happen.
Final Thoughts Falcons Fam!
Relax people! Julio Jones has yet to say anything so we have no reason to think it’s true or believe there’s a problem.
He’s the best receiver in the world… He a model citizen who hates social media (unlike Odell Beckham).
He’s earned the right to not show up to voluntary OTA’s.