Julio Jones
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Jones with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018
Personal information
Born: (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 33)
Foley, Alabama
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Foley (Foley, Alabama)
College:Alabama (2008–2010)
Position:Wide receiver
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:879
Receiving yards:13,330
Yards per reception:15.2
Receiving touchdowns:61
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones Jr. (/ˈhli/; born February 8, 1989)[1] is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (6th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is regarded as one of the best receivers of the 2010s,[2] and considered by many analysts to be the best Falcons receiver of all time.[3]

After a productive rookie season, Jones recorded 1,198 receiving yards and ten touchdowns in 2012 and was named to his first Pro Bowl. After an injury-plagued 2013 season where he only played five games, Jones led the Falcons in receiving yards in 2014, and made his second Pro Bowl, beginning to develop a deep chemistry with team quarterback Matt Ryan.[4][5] Jones broke out the next season, leading the league in receiving yards and co-leading in receptions, both of his statistics ranking top five all-time in a season. After this season, he was named to his first All-Pro selection. In 2016, Jones again had a productive year, garnering another All-Pro selection, and helped to lead the Falcons to Super Bowl LI. Over the next three seasons, Jones amassed 4,515 yards, the most by any player during that span, including leading the league again in yards in 2018.

With the Falcons, Jones amassed 12,896 receiving yards, most by a receiver since entering the league,[6] and more than any receiver in the 2010s, with 12,125 yards during that span.[7] In doing so, Jones was invited to seven Pro Bowls, including six consecutive from 2014 to 2019, was a first-team All-Pro selection twice and was named second-team All-Pro three times.

Jones has been noted for having a rare combination of size (6 ft 3 in and 220 lbs), speed (40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds), catching ability, strength, leaping ability, and body control, which has drawn frequent comparisons to Calvin Johnson.[8][9] On November 11, 2018, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.[10] On September 15, 2019, Jones became the all-time career receiving yards leader for the Falcons.[11] On October 5, 2020, Jones became the all-time career receptions leader for the Falcons. His career average of 91.9 receiving yards per game is the highest in NFL history, and as of 2021 he is tied for third all-time in career games with 100-yards receiving with 59 career games.[12][13] In 2021 after another injury-plagued 2020 season, Jones was traded to the Titans after reported disgruntlement with Atlanta's new front office.[14]

Early life

Julio Jones was born on February 8, 1989, as Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones in Foley, Alabama, USA.  He was born to his mother, Queen Marvin, who was a single mother. His mother brought him up along with his brother as his father left him when Jones was just 5 years old.[15] Jones' mother was noted for having a tough time raising both of them in the violent neighborhood that they lived in.[16]

Jones attended Foley High School in Foley, Alabama, where he played wide receiver and defensive end for the Lions high school football team.[17] During his high school career, Jones quickly achieved recognition. In his junior year, he caught 75 passes for 1,306 yards and had 16 touchdowns. People referred to him as "Waffle House" because he was always open.[18] He participated in the high school Under Armour All-America Game[19] and ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike camp in May 2007,[20] where he also recorded an event-best 38.6-inch (980 mm) vertical jump.

In addition to football, Jones was a starter on the basketball team and was a standout track athlete. He was the state champion in the long jump (24–2 or 7.40m) and triple jump (47–5 or 14.52m) in both 2006 and 2007. He was named the 2006–07 Gatorade T&F Athlete of the Year in the state of Alabama.[21] He was the state champion in the high jump (6–6 or 1.98m) during the 2007 indoor season. He was named All-county selection in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He won Mr. Alabama Track & Field athlete of the year in 2007. He also competed as a sprinter in 2008 and posted a personal-best time of 11.13 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the Class 6A Section 1 Meet, where he placed second.[22]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com,[23] Jones was listed as the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation in 2008.[24] On February 6, 2008, Jones committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide on National Signing Day, announcing his decision live on ESPNU.[25]

College career

2008 season

In the first of three years on the Crimson Tide, Jones quickly became an impact player and a fan favorite under head coach Nick Saban. Jones became the first true freshman wide receiver ever to start in a season opener for the Crimson Tide,[26] as he started against the Clemson Tigers in the 2008 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff. In the game, Jones caught four passes for 28-yards and a touchdown in a 34–10 rout.[27] In a 41–30 win over the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, Jones had a breakout performance as he caught five passes for 94-yards, including a 22-yard touchdown reception from John Parker Wilson.[28][29] His first 100-yard receiving game occurred in the annual rivalry game versus Tennessee, as Jones had six receptions for 103-yards en route to a 29–9 victory.[30] However, two weeks later versus #16 LSU, Jones topped his previous performance with seven catches for 128-yards.[31] His 23-yard reception in overtime set up a game-winning touchdown by John Parker Wilson,[32] giving Alabama a 27–21 victory.[33] In the 2008 SEC Championship Game, Jones caught five passes for 124-yards versus a talented Florida Gators secondary.[34] In the first quarter, Jones caught a 64-yard pass which set up the Crimson Tide's first score of the game.[35] However, #1 Alabama fell to No. 2 Florida by a score of 31–20, giving the Crimson Tide their first loss of the year.[36] Jones finished his freshman season leading all receivers on the Crimson Tide with 58 receptions for 924 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[37][38]

On December 8, the Southeastern Conference announced the annual All-SEC first-team, second-team, and individual awards, as voted by the Associated Press. Jones was named to the second-team All-SEC, SEC Freshman of the Year,[39] and the SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team.[40] Jones finished the regular season with 58 receptions, 924 yards, and four touchdowns.[41] His performance in only his freshman year drew comparisons to NFL greats. ESPN.com reported, "This guy is a unique, rare prospect for the wide receiver position with his supreme blend of size, power, speed, and agility. He reminds us of a high school version of Michael Irvin, but at this stage Jones is more explosive and faster."[42] An NFL scout put Jones in the same category as Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who at the time was the second-leading receiver in the NFL.[43]

2009 season

Preceding the 2009 football season, Jones was voted to the All-SEC Coaches' Football Team (first team), one of only four players to be voted such unanimously along with Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, Tennessee safety Eric Berry, and LSU offensive lineman Ciron Black.[44]

Jones in a game against Arkansas in 2010
Jones in a game against Arkansas in 2010

Jones and Alabama again opened their season at the Georgia Dome, this time facing #7 Virginia Tech for the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. However, the Crimson Tide's rushing game dominated the game, led by eventual Heisman Trophy winner and teammate, Mark Ingram.[45] Jones finished the game with four receptions for 46-yards,[46] with Alabama winning the game 34–24.[47] His first touchdown of the season would not come until September 26, as the Tide routed the Arkansas Razorbacks 35–7 in Tuscaloosa.[48] Jones caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Greg McElroy, coming from a trick play, to put Alabama up 14–0 midway through the first quarter.[49] He would finish the game with two catches for 65-yards.[49]

After experiencing what some writers called a "sophomore slump",[50][51] Jones's production increased during the second half of the 2009 season. In a rivalry game against #9 LSU, Jones had his only 100-yard performance of the season.[52] He finished with four catches for 102-yards, including a 73-yard game-winning touchdown in Alabama's 24–15 victory.[53][54] In the annual Iron Bowl game against rival Auburn, Jones was instrumental in capping a come-from-behind victory, catching three crucial third-down passes in an 8-minute, 80-yard drive that fans call "The Drive" to set up running back Roy Upchurch's game-winning touchdown in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter.[55]

Alabama continued through the regular season undefeated at 12–0, working their way to an SEC Championship matchup with the #1 Florida Gators. Jones made the first catch of the game, an 18-yard catch from McElroy.[56] The Crimson Tide won the game 32–13,[57] earning a chance to play for the BCS National Championship in the 2010 title game against the #2 Texas Longhorns.[58][59] His 23-yards receiving led the Tide in the title game, as the passing game struggled.[60] However, the running game again took over for 205 total rushing yards and led Alabama to a 37–21 victory.[61][62]

2010 season

Jones started his junior season with a solid performance against San Diego State with six receptions for 93-yards and a touchdown in the 48–3 victory.[63] Two weeks later, Jones had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in a 62–13 victory over Duke.[64] On October 9, in a conference game against #19 South Carolina, Jones had eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Crimson Tide's 35–21 loss to the Gamecocks.[65] On October 23, Jones torched the Tennessee Volunteers for 221-yards on 12 receptions, which were good for collegiate career highs in both, in a 41–10 victory at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.[66] On November 6, Jones had 10 receptions for 89-yards and a touchdown in a 24–21 loss to No. 12 LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[67] One week later, Jones was held to only three receptions for 41-yards in a 30–10 victory over Mississippi State but had a 56-yard rushing touchdown in the victory.[67] In the following game, against Georgia State, he recorded his first collegiate game with two receiving touchdowns in the 63–7 victory.[68] On November 26, in the Iron Bowl against #2 Auburn, Jones had ten receptions for 199-yards and a touchdown, but the Crimson Tide lost to the Tigers by a score of 28–27.[69] The Crimson Tide reached a bowl game, which was Jones's final collegiate game. In the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Michigan State, Jones had three receptions for 49-yards, 36 rushing yards, and a rushing touchdown in the 49–7 victory.[70]

Jones ended his junior season with an Alabama record of 78 catches and 1,133 yards along with seven touchdowns (fourth in school history). In addition, he had eight rushes for 135 yards and two touchdowns along with five punt returns for 44 yards and five kickoff returns for 129 yards.[71] Jones ended his Alabama career second in career receptions (179) and yards (2,653) in school history and fourth in touchdown catches (15).[72] Jones had eight career 100-yard receiving games (second in school history). Jones was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2010.[73]

College career statistics

Alabama Crimson Tide
Season Games Rushing Receiving Punt Returns Kick Returns
GP GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg Lng TD Y/G Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Y/G Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD
2008[74] 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 58 924 15.9 64 4 66.0 2 11 5.5 10 0 1 21 21.0 21 0
2009[75] 13 13 2 5 1 4 2.0 5 0 0.3 43 596 13.9 73 4 45.8 5 75 15.0 33 0 1 12 12.0 12 0
2010[76] 13 13 8 135 0 135 16.9 56 2 10.4 78 1,133 14.5 68 7 87.2 5 44 8.8 41 0 5 129 25.8 36 0
Total 40 40 10 140 1 139 13.9 56 2 3.5 179 2,653 14.8 73 15 66.3 12 130 10.8 41 0 7 162 23.1 36 0

Professional career

Jones playing for the Atlanta Falcons against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the 2012 NFL playoffs
Jones playing for the Atlanta Falcons against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the 2012 NFL playoffs

On January 7, 2011, Jones decided to forego his senior season. Instead, he chose to declare eligibility for the NFL Draft with teammates Mark Ingram, Greg McElroy, and Marcell Dareus.[77][78] Jones was later invited to the "All-Star Football Challenge", a skill contest shown by ESPN on February 4.[79] He excelled at the 2011 NFL Combine, posting the longest long jump and the third-fastest 40-yard dash among wide receivers,[80] despite having a broken bone in his foot.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 2+34 in
(1.90 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
33+34 in
(0.86 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.39 s 4.25 s 6.66 s 42 in
(1.07 m)
11 ft 7 in
(3.53 m)
17 reps 15
All values from NFL Combine[81]

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons selected Jones with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft despite already having Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White. The Falcons traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up into their spot and take Jones, giving up their 27th, 59th, and 124th picks from the 2011 Draft, and their first and fourth-round picks from the 2012 Draft.[82] Due to the work stoppage at the time of the draft which prevented teams from using players in draft day trades, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff found it difficult having to use only draft picks to trade up from the number 27th overall pick to the sixth overall pick. "We knew it was going to be an aggressive move and cost us," Dimitroff said. "As an organization we felt very strongly about the move for a player who truly adds the explosive, urgent athleticism we're looking for to improve on this team."[83] He was the second wide receiver to be taken in the 2011 NFL Draft, behind only A. J. Green of the Georgia Bulldogs, who was selected fourth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition, he was one of five Alabama Crimson Tide players to be selected that year.[84] Jones wore number 11 with the Falcons.[85]

2011: Rookie year

Jones came to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on July 28, 2011, signing a four-year contract worth $16.2 million, all of which was guaranteed.[86] His NFL debut came against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. In the 30–12 loss, Jones had five receptions for 71-yards.[87] In Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had six receptions for 115-yards in the Falcons 16–13 loss, his first game going over the century mark.[88] In Week 4, against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones had 11 receptions for 127-yards in the 30–28 victory.[89] He recorded his first two receiving touchdowns on Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts in a 31–7 victory. Jones's first touchdown was a 50-yard reception from quarterback Matt Ryan in the first quarter, and the second touchdown was an 80-yard reception from Ryan in the second quarter.[90] After having quiet games against the New Orleans Saints[91] and the Minnesota Vikings,[92] and being inactive during a game against the Tennessee Titans, Jones bounced back against the Houston Texans with four receptions for 68-yards in the 17–10 loss.[93] The following week, Jones had another strong game with three receptions for 104-yards and two touchdowns of 75-yards and 17-yards respectively, both of his touchdowns were in the 4th quarter, allowing the Falcons to close out a 31–23 victory against the Carolina Panthers.[94] Over the last three games of his season Jones recorded games of five receptions for 85-yards and a touchdown, eight receptions for 128-yards and a touchdown, and four receptions for 76-yards and two touchdowns.[95][96][97] Overall, Jones finished his rookie season strong by combining for 393 receiving yards and six touchdowns over the last four games of the regular season.[98] He finished the season leading all rookies in touchdown receptions with eight, while his 54 receptions for 959 receiving yards ranked him second among rookies in yards, behind A. J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals and third in catches behind Green and Greg Little of the Cleveland Browns,[99] he gained all these stats in only thirteen games played. Jones was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team for the 2011 season.[100]

The Falcons made the playoffs with a 10–6 regular season record to earn the #5-seed in the playoffs.[101] In his playoff debut, Jones had seven receptions for 64-yards in a 24–2 Wild Card Round loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.[102]

2012 season

Jones started his second professional season against the Kansas City Chiefs with six receptions for 108-yards and two touchdowns in the 40–24 victory.[103] The following week however, Jones had a down game, recording four receptions for only 14-yards in a 27–21 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.[104] In Week 5 against the Washington Redskins, Jones had ten receptions for 94-yards and a touchdown in the 24–17 victory.[105] Against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, Jones had five receptions for 123-yards and a touchdown in the 30–17 victory.[106] The following week, he backed up his performance against the Eagles with five receptions for 129-yards against the Dallas Cowboys in the 19–13 victory.[107] On October 25, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had six receptions for 147-yards and an 80-yard touchdown reception in the 24–23 victory in Week 12.[108] On December 16, against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, Jones had six receptions for 74-yards and two touchdowns in the 34–0 victory in Week 15.[109]

The Falcons finished the season with a 13–3 regular season record and earned the top seed in the NFC for the NFL playoffs. In the Divisional Round against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones recorded his first career interception on the last play of the game defending a Hail Mary pass attempt from quarterback Russell Wilson.[110] In addition, he recorded six receptions for 59-yards in the 30–28 victory.[111] In the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers, Jones had 11 receptions for a then career-high 182-yards and two touchdowns in the 28–24 loss.[112]

In the 2012 regular season, Jones had 79 receptions for 1,198 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, his first season going over 1,000 receiving yards and setting a career high in single-season touchdown receptions.[113] As a result of his successful season he was selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl, which was his first Pro Bowl nomination.[114] Jones and fellow wide receiver Roddy White were the first 1,000-yard receiving tandem the Falcons have had since 1998 (Tony Martin and Terance Mathis).[115] He was ranked 26th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.[116]

2013 season: Injury-plagued season

Jones started the 2013 season with a relatively solid performance against the New Orleans Saints with seven receptions for 76-yards and a touchdown in the 23–17 loss.[117] The following week, Jones had 11 receptions for 182-yards, including an 81-yard touchdown catch against St. Louis Rams.[118] Over the next two games, Jones continued his hot streak with nine receptions for 115-yards against the Miami Dolphins[119] and six receptions for 108-yard performance against the New England Patriots.[120] However, on October 7, 2013, Jones fractured his foot in the Week 5 Monday Night Football loss to the New York Jets and was ruled to be out for the season. In that last game, Jones had eight receptions for 99-yards.[121][122] Despite only playing five games due to injury, Jones still managed to finish 76th in receiving yards among 458 qualified players for the 2013 season, with 41 receptions for 580 yards and two touchdowns.[123] If Jones had played a full sixteen-game season and kept up his average of 116 yards and 8.2 receptions per game, he would have totaled 1,856 yards off of 131 receptions, which would have led the league in both categories.[124][125] The Falcons finished with a losing regular season record and failed to make the playoffs.

2014 season

On April 29, 2014, the Falcons accepted the fifth-year option of Jones's rookie contract, extending his obligations with the team through the 2015 season.[126]

Jones started the 2014 season with a seven reception 116-yard performance against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome.[127] He caught his first touchdown of the season the following week against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with seven receptions for 88-yards.[128] In the next game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football, Jones had nine receptions for 161-yards and two touchdowns in the 56–14 victory.[129] Over the next eight weeks Jones would string some solid performances together, but he would only gain 615 receiving yards and no touchdowns. However, on November 30, Jones set a new career-high with ten receptions for 189-yards in the 29–18 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.[130] The following week on Monday Night Football, he once again broke his career single-game receiving record, recording 259-yards on 11 receptions in the 43–37 loss to the Green Bay Packers, his first career game with over 200-yards receiving.[131] In the loss, Jones had a reception for 79-yards and a touchdown reception of 22-yards, and in total he recorded the fourth-most receiving yards in a Monday Night Football game.[132] In Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints, Jones had seven receptions for 107-yards in the 30–14 victory. He finished the season with 104 receptions, Jones' first time having over 100 receptions in a season, for 1,593 yards,[133] first in the NFC in both categories and third in the entire NFL.[134] He was named to the Pro Bowl for the 2014 season.[135] The Falcons finished with a regular season record of 6–10 and failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year. He was later ranked 13th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.[136]

2015 season

Jones in 2015 training camp
Jones in 2015 training camp

On August 29, 2015, the Falcons signed Jones to a 5-year, $71.5 million extension with $47 million guaranteed.[137]

Jones started the 2015 season with a strong performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. In the 26–24 victory, Jones had nine receptions for 141-yards and two touchdowns to earn his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor.[138][139] After a career-high 13 receptions for 135-yards in a 24–20 victory over the New York Giants in Week 2,[140] Jones recorded a 164-yard and two-touchdown performance in the 39–28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Jones was targeted a career-high 20 times in the victory.[141] In Week 5, against the Washington Redskins, Jones had five receptions for 67-yards but scored an unusual touchdown on an offensive fumble recovery in the end zone in the 25–19 victory.[142] In Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans, Jones had nine receptions for 92-yards and an 8-yard touchdown reception that proved to be the difference maker in a 10–7 victory.[143] In Week 8 in a 23–20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had 12 receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown.[144] After recording ten receptions for 137-yards in a performance in a 17–16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers the following week,[145] Jones recorded nine receptions for 160-yards in a 24–21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.[146] In Week 15, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jones had nine receptions for 118-yards and two touchdowns.[147] The following week, Jones had nine receptions for 178-yards and a touchdown in a 20–13 victory over the Carolina Panthers to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[148][149] In the season finale, against the New Orleans Saints, Jones finished his historic season with nine receptions for 149-yards in the 20–17 loss.[150]

Jones finished the 2015 season with 1,871 receiving yards, a Falcons franchise-record and the third-highest in NFL history, behind Cooper Kupp (1,947 receiving yards in 2021 for the Los Angeles Rams), and Calvin Johnson (1,964 receiving yards in 2012 for the Detroit Lions). Jones had a franchise-record 136 receptions, tying with Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most receptions that season[151] and the third-highest in NFL history; behind Michael Thomas(149 receptions in 2019 with the New Orleans Saints), Cooper Kupp (145 receptions in 2021 with the Los Angeles Rams), and Marvin Harrison (143 receptions in 2002 with the Indianapolis Colts). Jones also became the first wide receiver in the Super Bowl era to lead the league in total yards from scrimmage.[152] He was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl, the third of his career, and earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time.[153][154] He was ranked by his fellow players as the eighth-best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[155] His season is often regarded as one of the greatest seasons ever recorded by a wide-receiver.[156][157] The Falcons finished with an 8–8 regular season record and failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year.[158]

2016 season: Super Bowl appearance

Jones started the season with one 100-yard game in the month of September, a 2–1 stretch for the Falcons.[159][160][161]

In Week 4, Jones caught 12 passes for a Falcons-record 300-yards, the most ever against the Panthers, and a touchdown in a 48–33 victory over the Carolina Panthers.[162] His performance against the Panthers made Jones the sixth player in NFL history ever to have at least 300 receiving yards in a game.[163] He earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[164] In addition, Matt Ryan threw for 503 passing yards, making them the first quarterback/wide receiver duo to gain 500+ passing yards and 300+ receiving yards in a single NFL game.[165] Over the remainder of the season, Jones went over the 100-yard mark five times, including a 174-yard game against the San Diego Chargers in Week 7.[166][167][168][169][170]

Jones finished the 2016 season with 83 receptions on 129 targets for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns.[171] His 17.0 yards per reception and 10.9 yards per target were career highs.[172] Jones was selected to his third consecutive and fourth career Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro for the second consecutive year.[173][174][175] He was also ranked third by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 as the highest-ranked wide receiver.[176]

The Falcons made the playoffs in the 2016 season with a 11–5 regular season record and had the #2 seed in the NFC.[177] In the Divisional Round against the Seahawks, Jones had six receptions for 67-yards and a touchdown in the 36–20 victory at the Georgia Dome.[178] In the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, Jones had nine receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the 44–21 victory.[179] During Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, Jones had four receptions for 87 receiving yards on only four targets. Late in the game, with the Falcons leading 28–20, Jones recorded a spectacular catch from Ryan to put the Falcons on the Patriot's 22-yard line. However, a subsequent sack and holding penalty caused the Falcons to lose field position and move out of game-sealing field goal range, forcing them to punt the ball back to New England.[180][181][182] The Patriots would score on the ensuing drive and would tie on a two-point conversion 28–28. After winning the coin toss in overtime, the Patriots would score a walk-off touchdown to win the game 34–28, completing the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.

2017 season

In the 2017 season's first five games, Jones had one game going over 100 yards.[183] In Week 7, in a loss to the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl LI rematch, Jones recorded his first receiving touchdown of the 2017 season, a one-yard reception from Ryan.[184] During Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had another career performance with 12 receptions for 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns, of which one was thrown from fellow receiver Mohamed Sanu, as the Falcons won 34–20.[185] His performance in Week 12 earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[186] Jones became the first player in NFL history with three games with at least 250 receiving yards and the tenth to record three games with at least 200.[187][188] On December 19, 2017, Jones was named to his fifth Pro Bowl.[189] In the Week 17 regular-season finale against the New Orleans Saints, Jones had seven receptions for 149-yards in the 23–13 loss.[190] Jones was later named to second team All-Pro for the first time in his career.[191]

Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 88 receptions for 1,444 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[192] The Falcons made the playoffs and faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round. Against the Rams, Jones had nine receptions for 94-yards and a touchdown in the 26–13 victory.[193] In the Divisional Round against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones had nine receptions for 101-yards but the Falcons lost by a score of 15–10.[194] He was targeted in the endzone on the Falcons' final offensive play but the pass from Ryan went barely through his hands.[195] He was ranked fourth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.[196]

2018 season

Jones in 2018
Jones in 2018

In the season-opener against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones recorded 10 receptions for 169-yards to go with an 11-yard rush in the 12–18 loss.[197] In the loss, Jones became the first player in franchise history to record 40 games with at least 100 receiving yards, breaking his tie with Roddy White.[198] In Week 4, he recorded nine receptions for 173-yards in the 37–36 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.[199] In Week 6, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had 10 receptions for 144-yards in the 34–29 victory.[200] In Week 9 against the Washington Redskins, Jones caught seven passes for 121-yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season.[201] In Week 10, against the Cleveland Browns, Jones recorded seven receptions for 107-yards and a touchdown.[202] In that game, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, accomplishing the feat in 104 games, beating out Calvin Johnson who took 115 games.[203] In the following game against the Dallas Cowboys, Jones had six receptions for 118-yards and a touchdown in the loss.[204] In Week 12, against the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving, Jones had 11 receptions for 147 yards in the 31–17 loss.[205] In Week 14, against the Green Bay Packers, Jones had eight receptions for 106-yards and two touchdowns. Jones eclipsed 1,400 yards and became the first player in NFL history to register five consecutive seasons with at least 1,400 yards.[206] In Week 17, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones had 138-yards and a touchdown in the 34–32 victory.[207] On December 18, 2018, Jones was named to his sixth Pro Bowl, which he declined due to injury.[208][209] Jones was later named to another second team All-Pro after the season.

Jones finished the 2018 season with 113 receptions for a league-leading 1,677 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. Jones was the only player during the 2018 season to average more than 100 receiving yards per game with 104.8 yards per game.[210] Despite not recording a single touchdown reception during the first eight weeks of the season, Jones had eight touchdown catches in the final eight weeks of the season, the most out of any player during that span.[211] He was ranked ninth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.[212]

2019 season

On September 7, 2019, Jones signed a three-year, $66 million extension with $64 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league at the time.[213]

Jones in 2019
Jones in 2019

In Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones had six receptions for 31 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season as the Falcons lost 12–28.[214] In Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones recorded five receptions for 106-yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons won 24–20. Jones' second touchdown occurred on fourth down with two minutes left in the game. On the play, quarterback Matt Ryan threw a short pass to Jones which he ran in for a 54-yard touchdown that ended up sealing a Falcons victory.[215][216] In this game, Jones became the Falcons all-time receiving yard leader, surpassing the record previously set by Roddy White. In Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts, Jones caught eight passes for 128-yards and one touchdown as the Falcons lost 24–27.[217] In Week 4, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 career receiving yards, doing so in 115 games, beating out Calvin Johnson who took 127 games.[218] In Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones had eight receptions for 108-yards as the Falcons lost 33–34. In Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones had 10 receptions for 152-yards in the 27–20 loss.[219] Jones had to miss the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a shoulder injury.[220] In Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, Jones had a season-high 13 receptions for 134 receiving yards and two touchdowns, the latter of which was the game-winner, in the 29–22 victory.[221] In Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jones was targeted a career-high 20 times and recorded 10 receptions for a season-high 166-yards as the Falcons won 24–12. In the game, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 12,000 career receiving yards, accomplishing the feat in 125 games, beating out Jerry Rice who took 142 games.[222]

Jones finished the 2019 season with 99 receptions for 1,394 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. Jones scored four of those touchdowns in the his first three games, but didn't score another touchdown for nine games, and didn't score another touchdown for the rest of the season from that point.[223] However, Jones still finished 26th out of all qualified receivers in that category. He finished second in the league in receiving yards and sixth in receptions.[224] He earned his seventh career nomination to the Pro Bowl and second team All-Pro, but he elected not to go.[225] Jones was ranked 11th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.[226]

2020 season: Injury-plagued season

During Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones caught nine of 12 targets for 157 yards as the Falcons lost 25–38.[227] He surpassed 800 career receptions during this game.[228] In Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, Jones was forced to exit the game due to a hamstring injury during the 16–30 loss.[229] In that game, Jones became the Falcons all-time career receptions leader, surpassing the record previously set by Roddy White.[230] In Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, Jones had eight receptions for 137 yards and his first two receiving touchdowns of the season during the 40–23 victory.[231] In Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football, Jones had seven receptions for 137 yards in the 25–17 victory.[232] In Week 13, against the New Orleans Saints, Jones suffered a setback in regard to his hamstring.[233] He was inactive for the 2020 season's final four games.[234]

Despite only playing nine games due to injury, Jones still managed to finish 41st in receiving yards among 499 qualified players for the 2020 season, finishing the 2020 season with 51 receptions for 771 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[234][235]

On May 22, 2021, a photo of Jones wearing a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt made him the subject of trade rumors on social media.[236] On May 24, 2021, Shannon Sharpe called Jones while live on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and asked him if he wanted to remain with the Falcons for the upcoming season. In response to Sharpe's question, Jones said "I'm out of there." Jones also told Sharpe that he had no desire to be a Cowboy and that he wanted to play for a winning organization.[237] He was ranked 21st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.[238]

Tennessee Titans

2021 season

On June 6, 2021, the Falcons traded Jones along with a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans for their second-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft and their fourth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.[239] Jones elected to wear jersey No. 2 with the Titans due to jersey No. 11 being taken by fellow receiver A.J. Brown.[240] On September 18, 2021, Jones was fined $10,815 for getting into a scuffle with defensive back Byron Murphy during the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, in which the Titans lost 38–13.[241][242] The following week against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones had his only game of the season with over 100-yards receiving, with six receptions for 128-yards, all recorded in the first half in the 33–30 victory in overtime[243] In the game, Jones had a reception of 51-yards and had a controversial touchdown that was called back after the officials ruled that his right foot didn't land fully in bounds while making the catch.[244] In Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills, Jones had three receptions for 59-yards in the 34–31 victory, he gained most of those yards off of a 48-yard reception that he caught after the ball bounced off the helmet of defensive back Micah Hyde.[245][246] Jones was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on November 13, 2021.[247] He was activated on December 11.[248] Since Week 2, Jones didn't have a game where he posted more than 60-yards receiving or more than five receptions.[1] He recorded his only receiving touchdown of the season in Week 18 against the Houston Texans in the final game of the regular season, the Titans were victorious 28–25.[249] In an injury-riddled season, Jones finished the regular season with 31 receptions for 434 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[250] The Titans clinched the number one seed in the AFC with a 12–5 regular season record.[251]

In Jones' first postseason game in four seasons, in the Divisional Round against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones had statistically his best game since Week 2 of the regular season, with six receptions for 62-yards as the Titans lost 19–16, after a late game interception thrown by quarterback Ryan Tannehill put the Bengals in field goal range, allowing them to kick the game winning field goal in the final seconds of regulation.[252]

On March 16, 2022, Jones was released from the Titans.[253]

NFL career statistics

Legend
NFL record
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Y/G Lng TD Att Yds Avg Y/G Lng TD Fum Lost
2011 ATL 13 13 54 959 17.8 73.8 80T 8 6 56 9.3 4.3 19 0 1 1
2012 ATL 16 15 79 1,198 15.2 74.9 80T 10 6 30 5.0 1.9 19 0 0 0
2013 ATL 5 5 41 580 14.1 116.0 81T 2 1 7 7.0 1.4 7 0 2 1
2014 ATL 15 15 104 1,593 15.3 106.2 79 6 1 1 1.0 0.1 1 0 2 1
2015 ATL 16 16 136 1,871 13.8 116.9 70 8 3 1
2016 ATL 14 14 83 1,409 17.0 100.6 75 6 0 0
2017 ATL 16 16 88 1,444 16.4 90.3 53 3 1 15 15.0 0.9 15 0 0 0
2018 ATL 16 16 113 1,677 14.8 104.8 58 8 2 12 6.0 0.8 11 0 2 2
2019 ATL 15 15 99 1,394 14.1 92.9 54 6 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0
2020 ATL 9 9 51 771 15.1 85.7 44 3 0 0
2021 TEN 10 10 31 434 14.0 43.4 51 1 0 0
Career 145 144 879 13,330 15.2 91.9 81 61 19 120 6.2 1.0 19 0 11 6

Postseason

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2011 ATL 1 1 7 64 9.1 20 0 1 13 13.0 13 0 0 0
2012 ATL 2 2 17 241 14.2 46 2 1 −1 −1.0 −1 0 0 0
2016 ATL 3 3 19 334 17.6 73 3 0 0 0
2017 ATL 2 2 18 195 10.8 27 1 1 13 13.0 13 0 0 0
2021 TEN 1 1 6 62 10.3 16 0 0 0
Career 9 9 67 896 13.4 73 6 3 25 8.3 13 0 0 0

Awards and honors

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