A day before the start of the season one Falcon is very happy, as Falcons pass catcher Julio Jones got his long-awaited contract extension.
The extension is for three years, $66 million deal.
The extension is nearly fully guaranteed when he signs. It locks in Jones through the 2023 season and removes a potentially major headache for the Falcons before Sunday’s game at Minnesota.
Jones starting talking about wanting a new deal last year.
He reported for training camp when the Falcons enhanced his current deal and agreed to discuss a lucrative new extension before this season.
“I love this city and I’m committed to being a Falcon for life,” Jones said in a statement issued by the team.
Last season was another big one for Jones despite the team going 7-9. The receiver caught 113 passes for an NFL-leading 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns.
He’s the fourth receiver in NFL history to have three seasons with at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards, joining Antonio Brown, Andre Johnson and Marvin Harrison.