Inarguably one of the greatest wide receivers of his generation is Julio Jones. The only blemish on his list of career accomplishments is a Super Bowl win – a victory that was snatched out of his hands by Julian Edelman and the New England Patriots in SB LI.
The Atlanta Falcons drafted Julio Jones as the number 6 overall pick in 2011, and since that time, he’s gone on to post Hall of Fame statistics at the WR position.
Julio Jones Career Statistics
- 848 Receptions
- 12,896 Yards
- 81 Touchdowns
- 95.5 Yards Per Game (NFL Record)
On June 6th, Julio Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans in a move that was intended to clear the way to build for the future in Atlanta, and likely indicates that long-term QB Matt Ryan’s days are also numbered.
USA NFL sportsbook sites have now posted the following two prop bets that indicate a tall ceiling for Julio Jones’ stat production for the Titans over the course of the 2021-22 regular season, predicting numbers in excess of 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Julio Jones Receiving Touchdowns
- Over 7.5 -115
- Under 7.5 -115
Julio Jones Receiving Yards
- Over 1090.5 -115
- Under 1090.5 -115
While those numbers may seem pedestrian to what Jones normally outputs, one must take into consideration the current offensive mindset of the Tennessee Titans who employ a run-first philosophy.
And why shouldn’t they? Derrick Henry is the most intimidating presences in the entire NFL and the offense is based entirely around his talents.
Something that USA sports gamblers should consider is that the statistics provided in the above two NFL prop bets will not be leeched off of any other players. They will be in addition to what the Titans already produced in the past.
If that is indeed the case, Titans fans can expect Ryan Tannehill to easily surpass 4,000 yards passing, and Derrick Henry will be provided a little extra running room when toting the rock between the tackles in 2021.
Tennessee finished with an 11-5 regular season record in 2020, and now that they’ve added Julio, it could be expected that they’d climb to the top of the AFC Championship futures.
That hasn’t happened, as their current moneyline to win the AFC is set at +1200, the identical odds placed on the chances of the Indianapolis Colts to reach Super Bowl 56.
That implies that both have an equal shot at winning the AFC South, and is further indicated with the following NFL Playoff betting option for the AFC South crown.
2021 AFC South Division Winner
- Indianapolis Colts +115
- Tennessee Titans +115
- Jacksonville Jaguars +700
- Houston Texans +2200
Considering the Indianapolis Colts’ current issues at quarterback, the odds for the Titans to win the AFC East should be taken advantage of before oddsmakers take notice.
The same can be said for the AFC futures, but take action now because the payouts will drop as they establish AFC dominance over the initial weeks of the 2021 season.
NFL Betting Odds – Bovada