FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons announced on Saturday that All-Pro receiver Julio Jones has agreed to terms with the team on a new contract extension.
Jones, the sixth-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, has been nothing short of spectacular since entering the league. A two-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler, Jones, 30, has established himself as one of the premier receivers in NFL history.
“There are a handful of elite receivers and Julio is certainly a part of that group, not only because of his production on the field but his leadership off the field and in the locker room," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "Julio has been a cornerstone of our organization for several years and we have always intended for that to continue for years to come.”
Through eight seasons, Jones has caught 698 passes for 10,731 yards and 51 touchdowns. In 2018, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, achieving that milestone in his 104st career game, 11 fewer than former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who previously held the record.
Jones was the NFL’s leading receiver in 2018, gaining 1,677 yards and scoring eight touchdowns on 113 catches. He is the only receiver in NFL history with multiple 250-yard games, and he’s topped that mark three times during his career.
WR Julio Jones and Atlanta Falcons fans are all smiles with the news of his new deal.