Julio Jones' will sign a 5 yr contract with the Atlanta Falcons for 71.25 million
|Julio Jones' will sign a 5 yr contract with the Atlanta Falcons for 71.25 million|
A surprise to few observers this week the Atlanta Falcons exercised their fifth-year option on receiver Julio Jones' contract
|Julio Jones' will sign a 5 yr contract|
Jones, 26, will receive $71.25 million over the life of the deal, with $47.5 million guaranteed
the team announced Saturday before its preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.
Owner Authur Blank said "Julio is the type of young man we value, and this contract reflects that," The "Owner" made clear the team's intent to re-sign Jones when he addressed the media during training camp.
Jones is one of four Pro Bowl receivers in line for a new contract and good news for the former Alabama star, who led the NFC in receptions and receiving yards will now set the standard for future receivers contract negotiations....
|Jones set the standard for future Receivers|
Jones, considered one of the most dynamic deep threats in the league, set a franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards on a career-high 104 receptions in 2014 despite missing one game with an oblique injury.
|THE NFL Top Receiver The ALABAMA BOY|
For his career, Jones has 278 catches for 4,330 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has scored a touchdown of at least 75 yards in each of his first four NFL seasons.