Julio Jones was selected to his seventh Pro Bowl in 2019, but the Atlanta Falcons' ninth-year receiver has opted to pull out and not participate.
Jones, who made 99 catches for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns last season, has been replaced by Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams.
Tight end Austin Hooper and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett will be representing the Falcons in Orlando, however. Hooper, who is an alternate selection, is replacing George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers and will be playing in his second straight Pro Bowl. Garrett is making his first Pro Bowl appearance.
In 13 games, Hooper made 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns – all career highs. Jarrett played in all 16 games for the Falcons, making 69 tackles, 16 quarterback hits and 7.5 sacks – all career highs.
Aside from being selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls, Jones enjoyed yet another record-setting season in 2019. Here are some of the highlights:
- Week 2: Jones had five catches for 106 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown reception and a 54-yard touchdown against the Eagles, surpassing Roddy White (10,863) for the most receiving yards in franchise history.
- Week 3: Against the Colts, Jones recorded his 51st game with 100-plus receiving yards, and his second straight, after totaling eight catches for 128 yards, including one touchdown. The performance tied him for the fourth-most 100-yard receiving games all-time, trailing Jerry Rice (76), Randy Moss (64) and Marvin Harrison (59).
- Week 4: Jones totaled four catches for 52 yards against the Titans. His first catch of the day, a 20-yarder in the first quarter, put him at 11,016 career receiving yards in 115 games, the fastest a player has accomplished the thousand-yard feat.
- Week 8: Jones recorded 10 catches for 152 yards against the Seahawks, giving Jones three 100-yard receiving games against the Seahawks – the most by a non-divisional receiver since he entered the league in 2011.
- Week 14: Jones had five receptions for 66 yards, surpassing 1,000 yards for the sixth consecutive year against the Panthers. Jones also tied the franchise record for most consecutive seasons with 1,000 receiving yards, set by White (2007-2012). Jones is tied for the longest active streak with Buccaneers' Mike Evans.
- Week 16: Against Jacksonville, Jones registered nine receptions for 152 yards, marking his 55th career 100-yard receiving game. Jones surpassed 12,000 career receiving yards in this game, becoming the fastest player to do so by accomplishing the feat in 125 games. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice previously held the record doing it in 142 career games.
The Pro Bowl, which is in Orlando, Fla., for the fourth straight year, will be played at Camping World Stadium and a 3 p.m. ET kickoff is scheduled. It will be televised on ABC/ESPN.
Julio Jones has been selected to his seventh Pro Bowl. Take a look back at some of his best moments on the field in 2019.