The New England Patriots’ ability to slow down Atlanta Falcons’ receiver Julio Jones could be the difference in Super Bowl LI.
Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler will likely be tasked with stopping Jones, and he tweeted about wanting to defend him over four years ago while still in college at West Alabama.
Butler famously intercepted Russell Wilson to secure the Patriots’ win in Super Bowl XLIX. The Pats might need more heroics from Butler to win their fifth Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
But Jones is another matter. He’s arguably the NFL’s best receiver, who brings power (6’3, 220) and speed (4.39 40 time) to his amazing game. This season, he caught 83 passes for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns.