In case you missed it, Julio Jones made some of his social media accounts, and reportedly deleted some Atlanta Falcons related pictures. The internet concluded there was only one reason: Jones got traded.
Here’s how it started.
#Falcons WR Julio Jones has made his Twitter account private and removed all of his Falcons connections. Is it time to panic, Atlanta?— FanSided (@FanSided) April 23, 2018
Things escalated very quickly.
Wow Julio Jones dmed me can’t believe it pic.twitter.com/U69YJpZqBz— GO HEAT | GIVE ME ROSEN AND DONT DRAFT VITA VEA (@KenyanDrakeSZN) April 23, 2018
Well, it's confirmed! Welcome to Cleveland @juliojones_11.— Volt (@Go_On_Volt) April 23, 2018
We're glad to have you. pic.twitter.com/5dkcCck8Ib
The trade rumors are pretty silly. The Falcons plan to rebuild their wide receiver group with an aging quarterback? That is a whole lot to put on Mohamed Sanu. They would probably have tried to keep Taylor Gabriel, or you know, signed any wide receiver during free agency. To top it off, there have been no rumors about unhappiness with any party.
Julio Jones didn't just wake up and say: I'm gonna delete all my Falcons sh-- and make my account private.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 24, 2018
What the hell's happening in Atlanta?
Looking for tweets reminded me that Mike Freeman is still out there churning out bad takes.
There were countless fake trade rumors.
BREAKING: #Giants trade LT Ereck Flowers to the #Falcons for WR Julio Jones (@AdamSchefter). pic.twitter.com/f5FF2K57Rz— Mayweather (@MayweatherSZN) April 23, 2018
Source: Falcons' Julio Jones traded to New England for 2018 picks #23 and #31. More to come as this develops.— Do it for Boogie (@MichaelHart912) April 23, 2018
It's official. #Falcons trade Julio Jones for #Ravens Joe Flacco.#Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff on the trade: "We finally got ourselves a QB that's gonna take us all the way. I couldn't be more excited."#Falcons QB Matt Ryan is expected to be cut within the next 24 hours.— Ian Rapoport © (@bblue29292) April 23, 2018
How many fake Rapsheets are there?
Julio Jones has been traded to the #Packers in exchange for pick #14. Wow.— Ian Rapoport (@PrimeJordy) April 23, 2018
Here we go: the #Falcons have traded WR Julio Jones to the #Patriots for the 31st and 43rd overall picks. Wow— Ian Rapoport (@RapZheet) April 23, 2018
Man, Dallas Cowboys fans live in a completely different reality than normal people. Their fan tweets are so insane that they think the NFL works like Madden with cheat codes.
Cowboys fans asking for earl Thomas and julio Jones— Kat (@_angelKat) April 23, 2018
Dallas front office pic.twitter.com/KitwSACqjW
Falcons fans were freaking out because I guess they didn’t have to do on a Monday night other than to pretend Julio is getting traded for some unknown reason. The real reason for the social media change seems to be more about dedication.
#Falcons fans. Julio Jones deleted all his pictures and unfollowed all Falcons account. He isn’t going anywhere. He spoke not long ago about the power and impact of social media and he is making an example out of it right now. Everyone is going crazy over nothing. @juliojones_11 pic.twitter.com/d9ISBAIyU5— The NFL Sector (@TheNFLSector) April 23, 2018
Sources tell me it’s just a fresh start on social media for Julio Jones...nothing more! #RiseUp— John Michaels (@JohnMichaels929) April 23, 2018
It would have been very out of character for Jones to publicly show unhappiness with the team. We did not hear any frustration during contract negotiations three years ago, or at any time in his pro career. That’s just not Julio. A trade makes zero sense for the team.
If I were Julio Jones I would mess with my social media like this just to watch everyone have a meltdown about it— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) April 23, 2018
Twitter just has some people going crazy.