Jones had 'no clue' he was on live TV when he made trade request
Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) looks on during warm-ups before a game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Julio Jones had 'no clue' he was on live TV when he made trade request public

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones unknowingly made his trade request public during a phone call with FS1's Shannon Sharpe last month. 

According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, Jones had "no clue" he was on live television when Sharpe called him. 

During the phone call, Sharpe asked Jones if he wanted to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys, or remain in Atlanta. The 32-year-old responded: "I'm out of there." 

Rumors then swirled for a few weeks until Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in exchange for a second-round pick and a fourth-round selection. 

Tennessee is very excited to have Jones on board after losing both Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith in free agency this offseason. Several players, including quarterback Ryan Tannehill, tweeted their reactions and welcomed Jones aboard when the news broke. 

General manager Jon Robinson also said the acquisition of Jones was huge for the team. 

"Excited to add Julio to the football team," he said. "He's excited to be part of what we've got going on in Nashville. It's a big day for our team."

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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