The Falcons will keep their star wide receiver in Atlanta through 2023. The three-year, $66 million extension includes $64 million due at signing. The $66 million in guaranteed money makes Jones the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. .
“I love this city, and I’m committed to being a Falcon for life,” Julio Jones via statement. Jones was selected by the Falcons with the No. 6 overall selection of the 2011 NFL Draft. Jones reached 10,000 receiving yards in just 103 games, the fastest in NFL history. The six-time Pro Bowler has five straight seasons with at least 80 catches and 1,400 receiving yards. Jones’ 96.7 receiving yards per game ranks No. 1 in NFL history.