The Atlanta Falcons have arguably the best wide receiver in the entire National Football League on their roster in Julio Jones.
Julio Jones Contract Details
Jones currently has two years remaining on his five-year contract, with $47 million total guaranteed, and more than $13 million against the Falcons cap for the upcoming season.
With that being said, the Falcons are already trying to extend Jones long-term and hope to have a deal in place before their training camp comes around, so what would would an extension look like for the six-time Pro Bowler?
Heading into the 2019-20 NFL season, Jones will be the 12th highest-paid receiver, making almost $4 million less than the highest paid receiver in the league, Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns.
The top three highest-paid receivers in the league are Beckham (making $18 million on average), followed by the new Oakland Raider Antonio Brown, who is making almost $1.2 million less with an average salary of $16.7 million, and Mike Evans, who makes $16.5 million annually.
Beckham signed his contract worth $90 million for five years, with $65 million guaranteed, well before heading to the Browns. Brown inked his new deal after being traded to the Raiders, which is worth $50 million for three years, with $30.1 million in guaranteed money and an average salary upwards of $16.7 million. Evans signed his new deal with Tampa, totaling $82.5 million over five years, with $55 million guaranteed and $16.5 million annually.
Julio Jones Extension Details
An extension for Jones would certainly eclipse the numbers that were given to Beckham, which would make him the highest-paid receiver in the league. Jones' contract would most likely be a five-year deal, worth somewhere in the range of $99 million throughout the five years, and would include north of $71.5 million of guaranteed dollars and almost $20 million as an average salary.
Needless to say, Jones is absolutely going to get PAID.