Julio Jones has been one of the NFL’s best wide receivers since his rookie season and has helped lead the Atlanta Falcons to relevance in the NFC. Over the past few years, the Falcons have been viewed as serious contenders, but this season has been a bit rough. Despite the team’s struggles, Jones has been continuing his dominant play.
ESPN Stats & Infotook to Twitter to share the record that Jones set during today’s game with the Cleveland Browns. Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to 10,000 receiving yards, breaking the record previously set by New York Giants’ star Odell Beckham Jr.
Julio Jones reached 10,000 career receiving yards in his 104th game today, the fastest player to hit that mark in NFL history.
The previous mark was 115 games by Calvin Johnson. pic.twitter.com/jJJJDH7ohl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 11, 2018
Needless to say, reaching 10,000 yards in just 104 games is incredible. It shows just how dominant Jones has been and the level that he has played throughout his entire career.
Coming into today’s game against the Browns, Jones had caught 60 passes for 933 yards and a touchdown. As of this writing, Jones had six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against Cleveland.
Jones is 29 years old and still has a lot of football left to be played. There is very little question that he has a legitimate Hall of Fame resume and will join the NFL greats at some point in his lifetime. Atlanta has been very lucky to have a wide receiver of his caliber for eight seasons.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Jones. There have been rumors that he wants out of Atlanta, although none of those have been confirmed.
Expect to see Jones continue his impressive play and to continue setting records. This one is impressive and our congratulations go out to him for breaking Beckham’s record.