Every quarterback has a favorite receiver and Matt Ryan could always count on having Julio Jones for the past 10 seasons. They connection is now over after the team traded Jones to the Tennessee Titans.
In an Instagram posted Sunday evening, Ryan was simply grateful to play with an all-time great like Jones and thanked him for being a great teammate.
“No player has impacted my career as much as Julio Jones. The best WR in the league the past decade! Wishing him continued success in Nashville. Not sure who I’m going to play cards with on the flights home now. Thank you for all you did for Atlanta and for being such a great teammate!” Ryan wrote on Instagram.
Even with the missed time in 2020 and a five-game season in 2013 because of a foot injury, Jones has more receiving yards through his first 10 seasons in the NFL than any player other than Jerry Rice.
Jones’ average of 95.5 receiving yards per game is the highest in NFL history.
Since joining Atlanta as the sixth player picked in the 2011 NFL Draft, Jones has 848 receptions for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns.