Falcons, Julio Jones agree to massive deal through 2023 season
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jones will receive $66 million over the course of the deal. He is also receiving $64 million as a signing bonus.
The $66 million in this deal is guaranteed. This three-year deal adds onto his present deal that has two years remaining on it.
He is slated to receive $9.6 million during the 2019 season. Jones is also slated to receive $11.4 million in 2020.
With this deal, he is the highest-paid player in the NFL. This new extension begins with the 2021 season and runs through the 2023 season.
This deal is the highest given to a player that is a non-quarterback in a signing bonus. Jones received 97% in a signing bonus.
Previously, before this deal, Trey Flowers received 74%, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, when he signed with the Detroit Lions in the off-season. Flowers signed a five-year deal worth $90 million.
He received $56 million in guaranteed money. Flowers also received $40 million at signing.
The 30-year-old Foley, Alabama native was the Falcons sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, he has been a six-time Pro Bowler.
He has spent the last eight seasons with the team. He has appeared in 111 games, including 110 games in his career.
Jones has had 698 receptions for 10,731 yards and 51 touchdowns. He has also had 17 carries for 121 yards.