Julio Jones is absolutely torching the Eagles on Monday Night Football
Julio Jones is working under a shiny new contract this season for the Atlanta Falcons with the wide receiver agreeing to a five-year, $71.25 million contract in late August. It’s still only the first half of Week One for Jones and the Falcons, but that deal is already paying huge dividends for Atlanta.
Jones scored the first touchdown for the Falcons in the 2015 NFL season on a screen pass where he fought through the defense into the endzone. Later in the second quarter, Jones decided to just burn Byron Maxwell on the right sideline and then use some nimble footwork to find his way for his second score of the night:
That’s just pure talent that maybe three cornerbacks in the entire league can do anything about. Maxwell is clearly not one of those three players.
Jones has been featured early and often in the Falcons attack in the first half. Going into halftime, he’s already amassed eight catches for 94 yards and, of course, the two trips across the goal line.
It’s been 30 minutes of the Falcons season and it’s already safe to say that opposing defenses are going to have a difficult time keeping Jones even remotely in check.
More from Atlanta Falcons
- Kyle Pitts: It’s a new aura when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons defense
- Kyle Pitts sees Desmond Ridder, A.J. Terrell as tremendous leaders for the Falcons
- NFL Power Rankings: Who is the best quarterback in each division?
- Bijan Robinson hypes up Falcons’ defense with chip on their shoulder
- Bijan Robinson sees championships in Texas’ immediate future