The Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones have been working on a deal for weeks now. The star receiver didn’t want to play and risk injury without an extension. The Falcons made their moves quickly and got a deal done!
The Falcons have finalized their extension with Julio Jones ?? ? pic.twitter.com/sxDgoIiB3f
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) September 7, 2019
The former Alabama standout receiver was in the fourth year of his five-year contract worth $71 million. In July, New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas agreed to record-setting $100 million deal, making him the league’s highest-paid wideout.
Jones, a five-time Pro Bowler, led the league last season with 1,677 receiving yards on 113 receptions. He has caught 104 or more passes three times while surpassing 1,400 yards in a season five times.