The professional football player is in his first season in Nashville after having spent the first 10 years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round (sixth-overall pick) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.
That has led to some money, too.
High School + College Career
Quintorris Lopez Jones, better known as Julio Jones, has earned a plethora of accolades during his time on the gridiron as a star football player, dating back to his high school and college football days. Jones attended Foley High School in Alabama where he was named Gatorade T&F High School Athlete of the Year and was honored as a USA Today High School All-American football talent. After his phenomenal Foley High School football career, Jones took his talents to Tuscaloosa.
As a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Jones continued to shine. He was featured on the All-SEC second team in 2008 and All-SEC first team in 2010. He was the first true freshman to start a season opener for Nick Saban's Alabama squad, and fittingly took home SEC Freshman of the Year honors.
As a sophomore, Jones helped the Alabama Crimson Tide lift an SEC Championship victory over rival Florida, and during his junior season at Alabama, Jones led the Crimson Tide to a BCS National Championship victory.
Throughout his college tenure, Jones racked up 15 receiving touchdowns and more than 2,600 yards before opting to forgo his senior year.
Some Julio Jones highlights
Career stats (ranks in Falcons history)
? 848 rec (1st)
? 12896 yds (1st)
? 60 TD (2nd)
Most rec yds single season in Falcons history
1.'15 Jones (1871)
2.'18 Jones (1677)
3.'14 Jones (1593)
4.'17 Jones (1444)
5.'16 Jones (1409)
6.'19 Jones (1394) pic.twitter.com/nnRy1jDEFM
— Four Verts ? (@FourVerticals_) May 25, 2021
Julio Jones took the leap to the National Football League in stride following his junior season. The Atlanta Falcons' 2011 first-round draft pick transitioned seamlessly to the NFC and continued to dominate at the game's highest level.
The American football player has been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times, including six of the past seven seasons. Additionally, Jones has earned First-Team All-Pro honors twice in his 11-year career. He has two seasons under his belt in which he was the NFL's receiving yards leader, including a stellar 2015 campaign that saw him pile up a league-high 136 receptions for 1,871 yards.
Throughout his time in Atlanta, Jones has proven year after year that he belongs in the conversation of the best football wide receiver, all the while racking up 60 career touchdown receptions as of October 2021.
Jones was a key cog in the Atlanta Falcons team that was stunningly upset in Super Bowl LI by the New England Patriots. During that playoff run which featured one of the best Falcons football team's in franchise history, the Pro Bowler recorded three touchdown receptions and 334 yards as quarterback Matt Ryan's go-to target.
While the Falcons ultimately fell short of a Super Bowl victory, Jones put up some memorable performances to help Atlanta squeeze by the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
Jones was traded to the Tennessee Titans in June 2021. He penned a heartfelt message to the city of Atlanta, Georgia on social media.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 8, 2021
Julio Jones Endorsements
Being one of the best players in the game attracts a ton of attention both on and off the field, so naturally Jones has been highly sought after in terms of endorsements. The Titans' All-Pro wideout has landed endorsement deals from some major companies including Bose, Visa, Chevrolet and Under Armour.
Still just in his early 30s, Jones has a few years under his current contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent. If he can continue to shine on the gridiron, he can expect another lucrative payday when his deal with the Tennessee Titans expires.
That's something that will put a smile on the face of his mother, Queen Marvin.
Julio Jones' Net Worth
Julio Jones contract breakdown:
Signing bonus: $25M
2019 base salary: $1.5M
2020 base salary: $11.2M
2020 option bonus: $11M
2021 base salary: $15.3M
2022 base salary: $11.513M
2023 (option year) base salary: $11.513M
2019-2021 base salaries & option bonus are fully guaranteed
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 12, 2019
The former Crimson Tide star turned Tennessee Titans ace has an estimated net worth of $50 million, according Celebrity Net Worth.
Having been such an esteemed wide receiver throughout his days as an NFL player, it only makes sense that the Alabama product would be rewarded with a substantial contract extension.
The Falcons extended him on a three-year, $66 million deal in 2019 that will see the 32-year-old Jones pocket $64 million in guaranteed money, including a $25 million signing bonus. The deal is set to run through the 2023 season.
His current salary sees him pocket $15 million annually. Throughout his 11-year NFL tenure, Jones has amassed more than $140 million in career earnings, according to Spotrac. That figure is set to rise to as much as $163 million when his contract with the Titans is up.
With at least two more seasons as a member of the Tennessee Titans, Jones has plenty of time to continue to create matchup nightmares for opponents such as the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions.
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