Julio Jones has joined the Tennessee Titans, and it didn’t take him long to realize just how talented the offense now is.
The Titans feature two-time rushing champion and All-Pro Derrick Henry in the backfield while A.J. Brown, now entering his third season, already has compiled a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns. And with quarterback Ryan Tannehill protected by a strong offensive line, the Titans very well could have one of the best offenses in the entire NFL next season.
Jones acknowledged the challenges Tennessee will present.
“I mean, defenses, you’re really going to have to pick your poison,” Jones told reporters after a practice this week, per NFL.com.” “If you to stay in the box, put nine in the box. A guy like Derrick Henry in the backfield, you got to respect him. So then, that’s when me and A.J. go to work outside. Then if you only got eight in the box, Derrick gonna go to work in the backfield. Great offensive line, things like that. Scheme, stuff like that. I mean, you just gotta pick your poison at the end of the day.”
The Falcons-Titans trade for Jones could prove to completely change the AFC landscape for all those in the conference, like the New England Patriots. The seven-time Pro Bowler makes Tennessee, a playoff team each of the last two seasons and the defending AFC South champions, all the better.
And it’s going to be fun to watch when the 2021 NFL season begins.