Blank: 'No question [Julio's] going to be highest paid receiver in the league'

Dukes & Bell
August 05, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank joined Dukes & Bell and talked about the Julio Jones contract situation and why Julio isn’t playing in the preseason.

Arthur told the guys Julio would be the highest paid receiver in the league.

“He’s an extraordinary player, his achievements are amazing,” Blank said. “There’s no question he’s going to be the highest paid player in league. He knows how we feel about him, he has trust in me and I have trust in him. So it’s just a matter of time.

"We’ve started the process but until his agent is ready to sit down and start that process in a serious way, but we’re in a good place with him.”

Mr. Blank discussed Julio not playing in the preseason.

"He’s not playing in the preseason; we need to keep him healthy,” Blank said. “It’s important for our fans to remember a lot of success is getting to the starting line healthy. Julio is physically in great shape and mentally he’s in great shape as well.”