Julio Jones reportedly close to signing record extension with Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a revised contract with Julio Jones prior to the start of last season that was essentially a temporary fix, and they are reportedly on the verge of giving the star receiver the deal he has really been seeking.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, Jones and the Falcons are closing in on a contract extension that would pay the 30-year-old a record $20 million per season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 22, 2019
Jones has had 1,400 or more receiving yards in each of the past five seasons, and he can easily make the case that he is the best in football at his position. He’s had some nagging injuries, but he almost always plays through them and missed just three games during that five-year stretch.
There was some talk last year that Jones could hold out from training camp if he did not receive a new deal, but it ended up seeming like that was just a bluff. Assuming the report about his new contract is true, that certainly won’t be an issue this summer.