Seven-time Pro-Bowl WR Julio Jones is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, per sources. Jones will be reunited with his former Titans’ teammate, AJ Brown, who pushed for Tennessee to trade for him from Atlanta.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2023
Julio Jones is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, but his tenure in Atlanta didn’t end how fans wanted.
In 2018, he became the fastest player in league history to reach 10,000 yards then became the franchise record holder for all-time receiving yards the following year. In 2020, he became the all-time career receptions leader for the Falcons.
Moreover, Jones’ 87.9 receiving yards per game is the second highest in NFL history, and as of 2022, he was tied for third all-time in career games with 100 yards receiving with 59.
Unfortunately, injuries eventually derailed his career. Not willing to stick around for a rebuild entering the twilight of his career, Jones forced his way out via a live TV phone call with Shannon Sharpe.
The Falcons traded him to the Titans for a second-round pick and another mid-round pick. It didn’t go well in Tennessee, though; Julio Jones was released that offseason and then subsequently picked up by the Buccaneers and joined Tom Brady.
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