Roddy White: Falcons need to pay Julio Jones
JUL 18, 9:38p ET | Sportsnaut
Rotowire: Jul 19 / 1:54p ET
News: The Falcons have yet to enter negotiations with Jones regarding a contract extension, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Falcons have indicated that they intend to keep Jones -- who is entering the last year of his deal with the team -- for the long haul, but to date there has been no reported movement on that front. The 26-year old wideout is coming off a stellar 2015 campaign in which he set a franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards, while hauling in a career-high 104 passes in spite of missing a game with an oblique injury. In any case, Jones is set to make $10.176 million in 2015, and barring an unforeseen development such as a serious injury, he's bound to earn a big payday with his next contract. For a little perspective, fellow elite wideouts Dez Bryant of Dallas and Demaryius Thomas both recently inked five-year extensions for $70 million, with more than $40 million guaranteed.