Julio Jones, a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 34-year-old will be reunited with his former Tennessee Titans teammate A.J. Brown, who had advocated for the Titans to trade for Jones in 2021. The Eagles made the move after placing wide receiver Quez Watkins on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury.
The Eagles had worked out receivers Marquez Callaway and Dezmon Patmon on Monday, but ultimately decided to sign Jones, who will now be playing for his fourth team in as many years. Jones brings a wealth of experience and talent to the Eagles’ receiving corps, with his 13,629 career receiving yards being the most of any active player in the NFL.
Interestingly, Jones has previously played with both A.J. Brown and Eagles receiver Olamide Zaccheaus during his time with the Atlanta Falcons from 2019 to 2020. His reunion with Brown in Tennessee was evidently a successful one, and the hope is that their chemistry on and off the field will translate to success in Philadelphia.
During his tenure with the Falcons, Jones set numerous franchise records, including career receiving yards (12,896), receptions (848), single-season receptions (136), single-season receiving yards (1,871), 100-yard games (58), and 1,000-yard seasons (seven). Jones’ impressive statistics speak to his status as one of the league’s premier wide receivers and a consistent offensive threat.
Notably, Jones has a strong history of performing well against the Eagles. In his career, he has recorded 50 catches for 804 yards and five touchdowns in seven games against Philadelphia, including a game-winning touchdown in 2019. The Eagles will hope that Jones can replicate this success and contribute significantly to their offense.
With the addition of Jones, the Eagles now have an impressive trio of wide receivers, with Brown and rookie DeVonta Smith expected to be the primary options. Jones is likely to slot in as the team’s potential No. 3 receiver, providing depth and a veteran presence.
Overall, the signing of Julio Jones is a significant move for the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones brings a wealth of experience, talent, and a proven track record of success, making him a valuable addition to the team’s receiving corps. The reunion with A.J. Brown and the familiarity with Olamide Zaccheaus further enhances the potential chemistry within the Eagles’ offense. Fans will be eager to see how Jones performs and impacts the team’s overall success during the upcoming NFL season.