The Falcons keep their promise they made Julio

Why Julio's New Deal is also an extra Thank You to Him

Robb Tribble
September 07, 2019 - 5:14 pm
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It’s not like Falcons fans weren’t already grateful for the amazingly talented, future hall of famer, and most importantly ultimate professional Julio Jones, but after everything that has happened with Antonio Brown and the Raiders i’m sure not only Falcons fans, but also the Falcons organization appreciates Julio Jones more than they already did. Which is a big reason why Arthur Blank, Thomas Dimitroff and the rest of the Falcons front office made sure they got Julio’s deal done before the season opener in Minnesota. Rob Tribble talked about why it was so important for the Falcons to get the deal done today in the first hour of his show.

Ever since Julio came into the league in 2011 he has been nothing but professional and about his business. Julio has not only performed on the field recording over 1,100 receiving yards six out of his eight year career, recording over 1,400 yards the last five years in a row. Julio has also never been a distraction for the Atlanta Falcons. He has never had any type of off the field issues, so arguably the best receiver in the league wanting to be paid like it is only fair. 

Today the Falcons made good on their promise they made to the star receiver a year ago by giving him a 3-year $66 million dollar extension, all guaranteed, which makes Jones the highest paid receiver in the league. Rob loves the extension for both sides calling the deal simply “Perfect.” Rob also said “Julio has never given the Falcons any problems. He deserves his money.” With the deal getting done the same day as Antonio Brown requested and then subsequently was released by the Raiders it also just seems like the deal is an extra thank you to Julio for just focusing on football and not being a distraction. It also shows in the contract because reports say that not only is all $66 million guaranteed, but $64 of the $66 million is due at signing. Lastly, I think the debate on who is the better overall receiver is finally over between Antonio Brown and Julio Jones after all the events that transpired today, and the best wide receiver in the game rightfully got paid like it today, and is ready to have another monster season starting tomorrow in Minnesota.