June is usually the quietest month of the year on the NFL calendar, but there’s still plenty going on.
Here’s what everyone in the NFL is talking about this week:
- The Julio Jones trade
As Joe Banner predicted last week, the Falcons were not going to get a first-round pick in exchange for wideout Julio Jones. The Titans gave up a second-round pick in 2022 and a fourth-rounder in 2023. Many in the football world predicted immediate Super Bowl status for the Titans. Banner was not one of them:
They won’t win the SB and then will start to slip backwards https://t.co/nFNIN3z81Z
— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) June 7, 2021
2. Aaron Rodgers: Will he or won’t he?
Tuesday is the start of Green Bay Packers OTAs. And it’s not really a question as to whether or not Aaron Rodgers reports. He won’t. The question is: What will the Packers do about it? They could start to fine their MVP quarterback, or they could choose to waive the fine. Either way, there’s a ton of speculation about what happens next in this saga.
3. Mandatory Minicamp Starts
While a majority of the league finished up their OTA Offseason Workouts, the following teams have their Mandatory Minicamp start dates this week
Monday, June 7th – Wednesday, June 9th
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tuesday, June 8th – Thursday, June 10th
- Atlanta Falcons
- Dallas Cowboys
- Detroit Lions
- New York Giants
- Philadelphia Eagles