Julio Jones continues to put his name in the record book among the game’s greatest receivers.
Last week Jones reached the 10,000-yard milestone for receiving yards. He required only 104 games to get there, which shaved 10 games off the existing mark held by Calvin Johnson.
“He is amazing. He really is,” Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan said. “He is a unique and special player. He is as talented as probably any player that has ever played.”
Jones was targeted 11 times against the Brown and caught seven passes for 107 yards and one touchdown. He now has touchdown passes in each of his last two games after being held scoreless for the first seven games.
“I was out there trying to get the win today,” Jones said. “I’ve been playing OK, but that’s not anything that’s in my head right now. We’ve got to find a way to win ball games.”
Part of the problem against the Browns was a seemingly lethargic approach to the game. But that cannot be said of Jones, who is one of the most fiercely competitive players on the roster.
“He works extremely hard and has been awesome to be around for his entire career,” Ryan said. “I admire the way that he prepares and gets himself ready to play year-in and year-out, week-in and week-out. It is fun to have been a small part of wha the has done.”
Through nine games, Jones has 67 receptions for 1,040 yards, a 15.5-yard average. For his career he has 652 receptions for 10,004 yards and 45 touchdowns.