Atlanta Falcons franchise quarterback Matt Ryan or star wide receiver Julio Jones 3 Nov. Will not trade before the deadline, sources close to the situation told ESPN.
Although the Falcons (1-5) are last in the NFC South and have already fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitrov Fan, sources told ESPN they are not looking to move on from Ryan or Jones – the most one. Talented giant receivers in the game.
Other teams have commented around Jones – and those teams have been told in no uncertain terms that the Falcons have no plans to work with the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, according to sources.
The same goes for Ryan, who will also be with the Falcons for the rest of the season, according to sources. Ryan, 35, has three years and. 74.75 million is due on its deals.
Rich McKay, president and CEO of Falcons, said earlier this month that the new general manager of the franchise would have control over employee decisions. Owner Arthur Blank said the traditional approach would be for GM to hire a head coach after that, but he added that for the Falcons it could be out of order in this case.
Neither McKay nor Blanc have shown a strong commitment to Ryan going forward this season, but McKay has noted that “this will not be the case where we will pre-determine the roster for the next head coach and general manager.”
Jones, 31, was Atlanta’s first-round draft pick in 2011 and the Falcons are all-time leaders at the reception (820) and receiving yards (12,475). Selected third overall in the 2008 draft, Ryan is currently ninth on the NFL’s all-time passing list of 52,658 yards.