Julio Jones breaks two Atlanta Falcons franchise records


By now, you likely know that the Atlanta Falcons invested heavily via trade in order to acquire the services of Julio Jones in the 2011 NFL Draft. However, that feels like ancient history now, as Jones has fully emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and he proved that again on Monday night against Green Bay by breaking two separate franchise records despite being forced to the sideline early as a result of a hip injury.

First, Jones eclipsed his teammate, Roddy White, for the single-game receiving yardage mark.

This came relatively early in the night, as evidenced by the fact that the 25-year-old Jones went on to post 259 total receiving yards on 11 catches in the game, but in fairness, the single-game mark probably takes a back seat to the “other” record. As of Monday evening, Julio Jones now holds the franchise record for receiving yards in a single season, and again, he passed Roddy White to do it.

Following the Monday night game, Jones now has 1,428 receiving yards (on 93 catches with 6 touchdowns) on the year, and with three games remaining in the season, that is flat-out absurd. Because of the frantic pace by which he is producing, especially lately, the sky appears to be the limit for just how high Julio Jones can set this mark in the next three weeks (provided that his hip does not become a long-term issue), but one thing is certain at this point.

Julio Jones is very good at football.