2021年10月28日

Falcons, Julio Jones agree on a 3-year contract extension for a reported $66 million

Night net null null After months of quiet negotiations, the Falcons and receiver Julio Jones finally have agreed to a new contract extension, the team announced Saturday.The contract is for three years and worth a reported $66 million, of which $64 million is guaranteed, according to ESPN. The Falcons and Julio Jones have reached an agreement on a three-year extension for $66M guaranteed with $64M due at signing, sources tell @mortreport and @AdamSchefter.That's the most guaranteed money for a WR. pic.twitter.com/9LI4XdRTuY— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2019Jones, 30, and the team had been in negotiation talks since before last season when Jones held out of training camp. The Falcons allocated some of his money from this season to give him a pay boost for 2018 with the understanding that he would get a revamped extension in 2019.The deal came together just hours before the Falcons are to open the season against the Vikings in Minnesota. According to Night net Network, Atlanta restructured tackle Jake Matthews and safety Ricardo Allen's contracts to make $5 million in salary cap space for Jones. Specifically, the #Falcons cleared $5 million of cap space on these simple restructures. https://t.co/WGKonyl01z— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2019Despite the length of time it took for the contract to fall into place, Jones previously said he knew a deal would be done because he said team owner Arthur Blank's word was

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"golden." Blank also expressed several times that he wanted Jones to be a "Falcon for life."Before the extension, Jones was set to earn $9.6 million in 2019 and had two years left on the five-year deal worth $71 million he signed in 2015. Related News Jared Goff agrees to extension with Rams, reportedly will receive largest guarantee in Night net history Last season, he had 113 catches for a league-leading 1,677 receiving yards to go with eight touchdowns.