What does Odell Beckham Jr's monster contract mean for Julio Jones?

OBJ and Giants agree to 5-year, $95M extension

Wendy Adams
August 28, 2018 - 11:38 am

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From the looks of it, it appears Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is suddenly in a contract year because of the adjustment that was made to his contract this year, and the team saying they will renegotiate after this season. Well, the negotiations for the Falcons may have gotten tougher.

What does this mean for Julio Jones?

John Fricke said it means: "If he puts up gigantic numbers this year, he's going to get paid."

However, Hugh Douglas counters saying with Jones getting up in age, he may not see the numer $95 million.

"[He's> in the twilight of his career, and that's going to be the issue. They're going to renegotiate with him but Julio is going to be 30. That's a little long in the tooth for a receiver."

NFL's highest-paid offensive players, by position, in 2018:

  • QB - Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: $30 million
  • WR - Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants: $18 million
  • RB - Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers: $14.5 million
  • TE - Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers: $10 million
  • LT - Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans: $16 million
  • RT - Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles: $11.25 million
  • G - Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys: $14 million
  • C - Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $10.5 million

NFL's highest-paid defensive players, by position, in 2018:

  • DE - Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions: $17.14 million
             DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys, $17.14 million
  • DL - Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles: $17.1 million
  • OLB - Von Miller, Denver Broncos: $19 million
  • ILB - Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers: $12.36 million
  • CB - Josh Norman, Washington Redskins: $15 million
  • S - Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs: $13 million

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