Julio Jones Signs $71 Million Extension With Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons, worth over $71 million.
According to ESPN.com, the 26-year-old receiver will receive $71.25 million over the life of the deal, with $47.5 million guaranteed.
"I didn't have any doubt in my mind that we were going to get it done," Jones said. "Whether it was this year or next year, we were going to get a deal done. I want to be a Falcon for the rest of my career, and Mr. Blank let it be known that he wanted me here as well."
Jones was was in the final year of his contract and set to make $10.176 million for the 2015 season.
He's considered one of the most dynamic deep threats in the league. He set a franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards on a career-high 104 receptions in 2014, despite missing one game, due to injury. Jones also topped the league with 31 catches of 20-plus yards.
For his career, Jones has 278 catches for 4,330 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has scored a touchdown of at least 75 yards in each of his first four NFL seasons.