Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Expects Julio Jones Extension To Get Done This Week

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Athletic that the team and wide receiver Julio Jones are “very, very close” to a deal on a contract extension, per Jeff Schultz.

In fact, Blank expects a deal to get done this week. Blank continued:

“I’d be surprised and disappointed if we didn’t get it done this week. … I think it’s very reasonable to assume it will get done this week.”

Jones, 30, is scheduled to make $12.5 million this season and $11.426 million next season. However, this new contact should make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the National Football League. He’s posted five straight seasons with at least 1,300 receiving yards.



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