Julio Jones Sets New Career Milestone
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones continues to put a stamp on a Hall of Fame career. During the Titans 33-30 overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Jones became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 13,000 receiving yards, surpassing Jerry Rice. He also became the 20th player in NFL history to reach the 13,000-yard career receiving mark.
Jones is no stranger to setting new records, in addition to owning virtually every Atlanta Falcons franchise receiving record, he owns a multitude of NFL records. The former Alabama wideout was the fastest player in NFL history to reach 7,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 career receiving yards. Jones is the only player to average 100+ yards per game in four consecutive seasons, the most games with 250+ yards receiving (3), consecutive seasons with 1,400+ yards receiving (5) and a plethora of others.
Jones played a pivotal role in the Titans come from behind win over the weekend. With AJ Brown struggling, Jones became Ryan Tannehill's go to target and led all Tennessee wideouts with six receptions for 128 yards. Jones also had a 10-yard grab on the Titans game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter.
The seven-time Pro Bowler was critical of himself after a disappointing week one performance. "For me, I just want to get the bad taste out of my mouth because I didn't put the best version of myself out there on film,” Jones said Friday. “I've been doing this for a long time. I can't be anxious. It's a process. I just gotta work toward that and when it comes, it comes. The only person stopping me is me. And that's it."
At 32-years-old, Jones proved he can still perform at a high level.