The top news today is the Falcons holding Grady Jarrett through 2022 on a new $68 million deal. The deal regarded unlikely just this morning before it moved to hopeful then signed with time to spare.
He is good at games and more, younger defensive linemen, however, but the Falcons also want this deal accomplished to move to other contracts. Jarrett’s deal was just the first step Thomas Dimitroff needed to knock down to get the Julio Jones and Deion Jones extensions ready.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dimitroff is meeting with Jones’s agent on Wednesday.
Jones is almost certainly going to break the bank. In simpler times three years ago, there was concern he was too small to play center linebacker. Now he’s the prototype for the league’s sooner, more athletic line-backers.
Negotiations will be necessary as C.J. Mosley’s absurd $85 million deal makes things extra sophisticated. Jones is nearly definitely the higher participant, and the Jets fired their primary supervisor solely months after dispensing the agreement. If Rosenhaus uses it as the place to begin, Jones might very correctly play on the franchise tag in 2020.
For now, this is an excellent sign for the future. The Jarrett deal has cleared up an unknown quantity of cap area in 2019. With a little more breathing room, the group can hopefully get both Julio Jones and Deion Jones locked up over the long haul.