Julio Jones inks MONSTER 5-year $71 million Extension with Falcons

by John Syders | Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Falcons pretty much just got their lifetime guarantee for 2-time Pro-Bowl wide out Julio Jones on Saturday, signing him to 5 year extension.¬† Jones, 26, will receive $71.25 million over the life of the deal, with $47.5 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

The extension edges out Pro-Bowl peer Dez Bryant’s and Demaryius Thomas’s contracts by just $1 million dollars making Jones the highest paid pass catcher in the NFL.

Talks between the Falcons and Jones’ camp stalled last week but were “jump-started” Saturday morning.

“Julio is the type of young man we value, and this contract reflects that,” said owner Arthur Blank.

Blank made clear the team’s intent to re-sign Jones when he addressed the media during training camp.

“We expect Julio to be a lifer for the Falcons,” Blank said.

The extension is the first step in making that a reality.

Jones, considered one of the most dynamic deep threats in the league, set a franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards on a career-high 104 receptions last season despite missing one game with an oblique 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.

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