When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Florida tight end Kyle Pitts in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, fans of the New Orleans Saints were rightfully concerned about their division rival’s offensive firepower. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Hayden Hurst, and now Kyle Pitts?
Well have no fear, NFC South fans! The Atlanta Falcons then traded away one of the game’s best wide receivers in Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans of the AFC. With Falcons’ fans understandably upset (but with no reason for surprise after Julio Jones already announced he had requested a trade and was “out” of Atlanta), Saints Twitter was able to have a little fun at the expense of the Falcons.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the news:
I have really enjoyed going back and reading old Tweets from Falcons fans who said Julio Jones would never be traded.— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) June 9, 2021
Warms my heart down to the cockles.
Don't know what cockles are, but they're warmed now.
Falcons are Tweeting Julio in the clouds like he died.— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) June 7, 2021
Naw, fam. He just didn’t want to play for the Falcons anymore so you had to trade him. If anything, he’s finally alive. https://t.co/PF17GCehaB
So what does trading him equal then…? https://t.co/EZ7pdrI1Yi— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) June 6, 2021
fun fact: Julio Jones has officially finished his Falcons career vs the Saints with more fumbles than TDs— Jackson⚜️ (@JacksonnSzn) June 6, 2021
Terry Fontenot went to Atlanta, drafted a TE 4th overall and traded Julio Jones. Solid work king— Zeb Ruff (@TheRealZebRuff) June 6, 2021
I bet you’re Jonesing for a cold drink. I’d suggest an ice cold margarita. Maybe don Julio? https://t.co/0H67xbvLWj— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) June 6, 2021
Lol. If the Falcons wanted to they could have solved this ‘cap’ problem. But they didn’t want to. Media buying owners lie of ‘the cap made me do it!’ Is hysterical https://t.co/TPaLsGDshE— Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) June 6, 2021
How... Julio only worth a 2nd and 4th... ♂️ https://t.co/x61LYQk2e5— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) June 6, 2021
Wild Stat: Julio Jones faced #Saints 18 times in his career...he only has 3 receiving TDs against them.— Joe Horns Cell Phone (@JoeHornsPhone) June 6, 2021
Julio Jones in 18 career games vs the Saints:— Mario Jerez (@Mario_E_Jerez) June 8, 2021
Kind of crazy.
Saints fans don’t hate Julio Jones, we hate the idea of Julio Jones— . (@DSaint23) June 7, 2021
The #Vikings got 4 picks including a 1st for Stefon Diggs last year.— Jeff Mans (@Jeff_Mans) June 6, 2021
Both the #Saints & #Patriots got a 1st for Brandin Cooks.
OBJ = 1st (& a bunch more)
Amari Cooper = 1st
There were also 9 picks in the 2021 #NFLDraft that returned more than Julio Jones did to the #Falcons pic.twitter.com/qlVvWfUfe4
This is how Saints fans were after learning the Falcons traded Julio Jones to the Titans. He's finally out the NFC South guys! Oh happy day, right?— Jono Barnes (@JonoBarnes) June 8, 2021
Tag a Falcons fan or 2, or 8, or 3. pic.twitter.com/bVfjKSbpKy