Julio Jones had a monster game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. His second touchdown was one straight out of a Hollywood film and showed it’s tough to classify him as a human being (watch here).
We’ve known Jones was a freak among freaks since he came into the NFL out of Alabama back in 2011. He was so good that Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff traded five picks to move up from No. 27 to No. 6, and he’s lived up to the hype ever since.
Now here’s something that might surprise you, and it shows just how special Jones is compared to the great receivers in league history.
Julio Jones has 3 games with 250+ receiving yards.
That’s more than all of the receivers in the Hall of Fame have COMBINED.
(Jerry Rice & Steve Largent each have 1) pic.twitter.com/kdb5c45LPl
— Randall Liu (@RLiuCBS) November 28, 2017
Consider us floored.
That’s just incredible. Provided Jones can stay healthy and stays passionate about playing the game of football, we have no doubt he’ll one day join Steve Largent and Jerry Rice in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In his seventh year as a pro, Jones has racked up 563 receptions for 8,649 yards and 43 touchdowns.