Julio Jones, Falcons agree to richest WR contract in football
Julio Jones has been seeking a contract extension from the Atlanta Falcons all summer, and the star wide receiver finally got his wish one day before the start of the regular season.
Jones and the Falcons have agreed to a three-year extension worth roughly $66 million, according to multiple reports. The new deal will make him the highest-paid wide receiver in football.
This deal should end up at 3-years, roughly $66M whenever it gets done, sources say. A few big conversations left to finalize. https://t.co/9K0ej9kw8R
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2019
Jones previously did not commit to playing in Week 1 without a new deal in place, but it seemed unlikely that the Falcons would ever let it get to that point. He also exhibited some “bizarre” behavior in practice this week that led to speculation that he could either be upset about his contract or battling an injury, so we now know it won’t be the former.
Jones, 30, has dominated opposing defenses throughout his career. He had 113 catches for 1,677 yards last year and has surpassed 1,400 yards receiving in each of the last five seasons.