The Baltimore Ravens have long been listed as a team to watch in any potential Julio Jones sweepstakes. With the news that the Atlanta Falcons would “like” to trade the star wide receiver, Baltimore has popped up again as a possible destination.
DraftKings Sportsbook put out odds for which team Jones will suit up for in 2021. While Atlanta has the best chance to have Jones on the roster come Week 1, the Ravens are among the other top four favorites.
Where will Julio Jones start the NFL season?
The Colts and Chargers (+500) open as the favorites to land Jones if he’s traded…
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According to DraftKings, Baltimore is +700 to trade for Jones. They share those odds with the New England Patriots, but with recent news coming out about Jones having interest in New England and the Patriots looking to do their due diligence in any trade discussions, New England could see their odds increase.
While the Ravens would instantly improve their Super Bowl chances by acquiring Jones, a trade doesn’t seem likely. The former Alabama star has a hefty contract, turned 32 this winter, has dealt with injuries over the course of his career, and would cost a lot of draft capital. With Baltimore having invested a lot into the wide receiver position this offseason, it seems they’d rather trust the players they already have on their roster as opposed to paying a large price to acquire Jones. While the odds say Baltimore is one of the favorites to land him, it would be a surprise if the Ravens actually pulled off a deal.