“My Second Favorite Choice Is Julio Jones Being In The AFC”: Kyle Shanahan Thrilled Julio Jones Won’t Rival San Francisco 49ers Despite Wanting To Land The Ex-Falcons Receiver

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 06/06/2021

Kyle Shanahan is always looking to make his team better, but he couldn’t win the Julio Jones sweepstakes. Still, he’s not entirely disappointed.

If the 49ers couldn’t land Julio, Shanahan is at least happy that the former All Pro receiver won’t be landing with another NFC powerhouse. That way, the 49ers won’t have to deal with Jones on a frequent basis.

The 49ers were somewhat in the running to land Julio Jones, but ultimately the two sides were unable to work a deal out. The Tennessee Titans swooped in, picking up Julio Jones for a future second round and fourth round pick.

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Kyle Shanahan Gets His Second Favorite Choice As Julio Jones Switches Conferences, But Would Have “would’ve been a hell of a deal” To Land Julio

Julio Jones has dominated the NFC for the last decade, easily being the best receiver in the NFC over the last 10 years. During that time, Julio did play under Shanahan for a while, so he knows what a monster performer Jones is.

With that being said, he’d have loved to reunite with his former star receiver. However, as he couldn’t the deal was on the table for any other team to make a move. This could have included another NFC powerhouse team looking to make a run at the Super Bowl.

Thankfully, for Shanahan, and the rest of the NFC who struck out, Jones will be shipped off to the AFC where he can trouble a few more defenders.

The Titans offense is set to terrorize the rest of the conference. They already had the best running back in the league in Derrick Henry, and they now have a top five receiver in the fold. Not to mention, AJ Brown is one of the best young receivers in the league. It’ll be fun to watch this team and see how dominant this offense can be.

Also Read: Julio Jones To Titans : How will Tennessee Titans Roster Line Up For NFL 2021 After Acquiring All-Pro Julio Jones

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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