Atlanta Falcons’ star wideout Julio Jones is coming into his 10th NFL season in 2020 and larger issues are nonetheless on the horizon for him. 1,151 receiving yards—that’s all Jones must make NFL historical past this season.
If the seven-time Professional Bowler reaches that quantity in receiving yards, he’ll surpass Jerry Rice’s (13,275 yards) for probably the most receiving yards by way of a participant’s first 10 seasons in NFL historical past.
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Jones Anticipated to Recieve Past 1,500 Yards
Professional Soccer Focus most lately created an algorithm with a purpose to mission which NFL huge receivers are the perfect bets to prime 1,000 yards in 2020. Jones and even No. 2 choice Calvin Ridley made the highest 23 checklist.
Jones stands on the very prime of the checklist with no shock there. Jones hasn’t completed out of the highest three in receiving yards previously seven seasons. PFF has Jones receiving for 1,628 yards, 234 yards greater than he completed in 2019.
Final season Jones began all 15 video games he performed in catching 99 passes for 1,394 yards (14.1 common) and 6 touchdowns. The 2019 season marked Jones’ sixth straight season of 1,300 yards plus and the 31-year-old actually has lots of play left in him to lock within the No. 1 place.
Jones Ought to Have a Stat Named After Him
Jones is the yards per route king and lots of analysts have recommended that the stat be named in honor of his huge success.
“The effectivity metric of yards per route run could as properly be named after Julio — he has led all WRs in that class in 5 of the final seven years and by no means ranked outdoors the highest 5,” PFF’s Jarad Evans stated. “Jones and [Michael] Thomas had been the one gamers to have greater than 40 catches of a minimum of 15 yards final season. E-book it.”
The Falcons completed with a 7-9 report final season, however that didn’t cease Julio from setting his personal benchmarks.
The 31-year-old turned the quickest receiver within the league to achieve 12,000 yards final season by way of 126 video games for the best per recreation common in NFL historical past (96.2 YPG).
Julio Jones Is the Finest WR within the League
The continuing debate as to who’s the perfect receiver within the league is humorous as a result of each time it’s requested a participant all the time compares himself to Jones. Antonio Brown stated it again in March too.
Julio is his personal breed. The one different participant who you’ll regularly see him in comparison with is Calvin Johnson, and rightfully so. You gained’t see actual professional analysts evaluating DeAndre Hopkins or Michael Thomas with Johnson.
Hopkins is gifted, sure, however we have now but to see the type of numbers from him that we have now seen from Jones or Thomas.
This yr goes to be even higher for Julio contemplating the Falcons’ offense stars a number of former first-rounders. The perfect half is, Matt Ryan continues to be in his prime and Todd Gurley is coming into the backfield, however Jones continues to be Ryan’s No. 1 receiver till the others have gained his belief.
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