Julio Jones, Falcons Eyeing $100M Deal

Last offseason, Julio Jones refused to report to training camp over a dispute about his current contract. Now, the Atlanta Falcons star is shaping up to sign the second-largest contract ever signed by a wide receiver.

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, the Falcons and Jones are in talks about a possible extension for the receiver. Freeman suggests that the new deal would pay Jones around $20 million per year over four or five seasons.

While the extension appears imminent, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff stressed Wednesday that there is no rush to lock up the wide receiver for the long-haul.

“We’ll continue to talk with both Julio and his representation,” Dimitroff told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’ve have had really good conversations with them. There is no particular time on that. I’m not concerned about it, nor is he. We’ll get that figured out.”

Jones, a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection, led the NFL in receiving yards last season, a feat he previously accomplished in 2015. Throughout his eight seasons with the Falcons, Jones has recorded almost 700 receptions for 10,731 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns. Easily considered one of the best receivers in the league, another payday has been on Jones’ horizon since the beginning of the 2018 season. It appears that he will finally get his wish.

STF will have more on this story when more details are available.

Cole Topham is the lead editor for snacktimefantasy.com and covers the MLB and NFL. He enjoys watching his opponents suffer as he defeats them week after week in his fantasy football/baseball leagues. 

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