Julio Jones averaged 100 yards a game for a record fourth straight year

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No player in NFL history had averaged 100 receiving yards a game in four different seasons, until Julio Jones came along.

Jones topped the 100 yards per game mark for the fourth consecutive season in 2016. Via Pro Football Reference, he’s not just the first player to average 100 yards a game for four consecutive seasons, but the first to do it in any four seasons of his career.

Calvin Johnson is the only other player who ever averaged 100 yards a season in three different seasons, doing it for the Lions each year from 2011 to 2013.

Jones has averaged 96.3 yards a game over the course of his career. Odell Beckham is the only player in NFL history who’s even close to that mark, at 95.9. Johnson is third in NFL history at 86.1 receiving yards per game.

Jones’s production is even better in the playoffs; he has 552 receiving yards in his five career playoff games, an average of 110.4 yards a game.

Through six NFL seasons, Jones is producing like no other receiver in NFL history.

32 responses to “Julio Jones averaged 100 yards a game for a record fourth straight year

  1. Hope the Pats stop that streak. Gonna be fun watching them figure out how to try and accomplish that. This is going to be a good game!

  2. Clicking on the link, it is kind of unfair to count 2013 when Julio only played in 5 games.

    It’s crazy to think only two players have averaged 100 YPG for three seasons.

    You would have thought Jerry, Moss, or TO, would have done it. Not consecutively but with their long careers I would have guessed at least one of them did it.

    I wish we could have seen Calvin with any sort of running game to see how great he was. (He should be a hall of famer no matter what Florio thinks).

    The best part about these 2 guys was that they don’t seem like the typical diva receivers we’re used to seeing. It’s nice to see highly productive WR’s that care about the team, along with Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson when he was still around.

  3. Amazing feat by one of the most humble and hardworking wide receivers in the NFL.

    No diva in this guy he just puts in work.

    It scary to think that the Falcons offense still averaged 30 plus points a game this year in 4 games he was held to under 50 yards of receiving.

    Tip of the hat to you Jet Jones. Now go and help Atlanta get a championship!

    #brotherhood

  4. Jones might get his 100 yards on Super Bowl Sunday, but he won’t be getting a ring. The Patriots always do a great job of allowing the opposing star receiver get his stats without letting him affect the outcome of the game.

  5. Patriots’ fans have another reason to be very nervous. Trying to shut down Jones is going to be costly. Look for another Belichick toady to pull another fire alarm.

  6. Pats fans say BB will shut Julio down. They might be right. Other teams have done so this year but check out the game results:

    Week 3 @ NO: 1 catch, 15 yds. ATL wins 45-32
    Wk 8 vs GB: 3 catches, 29 yds. ATL wins 33-32
    Wk 12 vs AZ: 4 catches, 35 yds. ATL wins 38-19
    Wk 16 @ CAR: 4 catches, 60 yds. , ATL wins 33-16

    Atlanta has so many weapons. Shutting JJ down doesn’t ensure victory. It only means the ball goes elsewhere. Atlanta forces your nickel/dime CBs and safeties to be really good too. It’s about so much more than Julio. JJ missed a couple of games late in the year and they still put up huge #s.

  7. This guy is the new age Calvin Johnson. Potential to be even better. He’s a blue collar, hard working reciever who keeps his mouth SHUT and shows up to play.

    He’s physical, big, and most importantly, selfless. He puts the team first. Julio isn’t over on the sideline yelling at Matt Ryan for the ball on every down. There are games where Julio has sat back, and watched Taylor Gabriel and Davonte Freeman go OFF.

    He has all the makings of a true winner. Facts.

  8. Top 5 reasons Julio is better than OBJ:

    1.) Bigger, stronger, tougher, and just as fast.
    2.) He’s seen, and not heard.
    3.) Has no serious ego problems. (see #2)
    4.) Doesn’t dye his hair an absurd color and wear ridiculous shoes. (see#3)
    5.) Praises his competitors and respects their game.

  9. Julio is a bull with hands and speed.

    Never saw a WR B-slap someone to the floor like a childuntil the Packers game.

  10. Where are all those people calling him overrated, and talking about how stupid the Falcons were for trading for him?

    (Crickets….)

    Yeah. That’s what I thought.

  11. Jones is an excellent WR, probably the best in the game. But with the game being so heavily favored in passing, this will become a common statistic.
    I mean, even bad QB’s throw for 3500 yards in a season now.

  12. I don’t understand this. I thought AB had 100 yards a game over the last four years?? Is it possible this is an NFC stat?

  13. He’s awesome and those are great stats, but aren’t there any minimum games played requirements?

    The first year in the streak he played 5 games. He’s only played every game 1 season. So, if he got 100 yards in game 1 next season and got hurt and landed on IR, that would be considered a 5th SEASON averaging 100 yards? Or would he have to play 3 games? 4?

    Regardless 5 games is less than 1/3 of a season and most sports that award statistical titles based on averages require that a player appear in a strong majority of games. Example- you have to play in 58 out of 82 NBA games to be a league leader in scoring avg. You need to come to the plate 502 times in baseball to win a batting title. If some guy is hitting .400 in May and gets hurt, no one considers him a .400 hitter.

  14. tavisteelersfan says:
    Jan 27, 2017 9:33 AM
    I don’t understand this. I thought AB had 100 yards a game over the last four years?? Is it possible this is an NFC stat?
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    He’s done it twice in his career. He didn’t even come close this year. You are probably thinking about 100 catches.

  15. ikeclanton says:
    Jan 27, 2017 7:55 AM
    Jones might get his 100 yards on Super Bowl Sunday, but he won’t be getting a ring. The Patriots always do a great job of allowing the opposing star receiver get his stats
    without letting him affect the outcome of the game.

    __________________

    I’m not even close to be called a Patriots fan but I can tell you for certain that you don’t know a damn thing about them if you think that is their game plan to start players. Because it’s wrong, the Patriots focus their attentions on a opposing team star player to eliminate most of his production.

  16. beckzhere says:
    Jan 27, 2017 8:15 AM
    “Julio has missed a lot of games too. This is remarkable!”

    Maybe not the way that you think. A missed game doesn’t lower your statistic average, it is a non-event. So being out for an entire game doesn’t count against you. Playing in a game and maybe only catching a couple of passes because the opponent has a weak run defense and running the ball is the best offensive game plan to win, would affect your average.

    Personal stats are for chumps. The only stat that is of any real significance is number of games won at the end of the year, and that will be determined a week from Sunday. It should be an interesting game.

  17. Where are the people that say it was a bad trade? Right here. JJones is a great player. One of the top 3 WRS in the NFL, if not the best, but that’s not the point. They gave up 2 1rsts, a 2nd, and 2 4ths to move up 21 spots to get get him. He touches the ball 6x/gm. Great WRs don’t win you championships. He costs around 14 mil on the cap. The 6 yrs he’s been in the league, Atlanta has been above .500 and made the playoffs 3x, counting this year. Their playoff record is 3-2 in those 6 yrs. If you draft 4-5 starters instead of Jones, instead of whiffing on the pks like the Browns did, maybe you win more than the Falcons have.

  18. cobrala2 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 8:54 AM
    Julio is a bull with hands and speed.

    Never saw a WR B-slap someone to the floor like a child until the Packers game.
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    Something something something Adrian Petersen.

  19. chc4 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 8:19 AM
    Pats fans say BB will shut Julio down. They might be right. Other teams have done so this year but check out the game results:

    Week 3 @ NO: 1 catch, 15 yds. ATL wins 45-32
    Wk 8 vs GB: 3 catches, 29 yds. ATL wins 33-32
    Wk 12 vs AZ: 4 catches, 35 yds. ATL wins 38-19
    Wk 16 @ CAR: 4 catches, 60 yds. , ATL wins 33-16
    ——

    On the flip side, they had a losing record when he went over 100 yards, 3-4.

  20. .
    Blitz Brady and it wont matter what JJ does.

    Dont Blitz Brady and it will matter greatly.

  21. New England>Your Team says:
    Jan 27, 2017 8:21 AM
    This guy is the new age Calvin Johnson. Potential to be even better. He’s a blue collar, hard working reciever who keeps his mouth SHUT and shows up to play.
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    JJ is better right now than CJ ever was.

  22. Best WR in football.

    I know some people want to make the argument for Antonio Brown, but Julio can do everything AB can do.

    AB can’t stiff arm 2 dudes on his way to a 73 yd touchdown.

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