Deion Jones signs four-year extension with Falcons

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Falcons linebacker Deion Jones got his deal done just before training camp.

Jones and the Falcons finalized a four-year, $57 million contract extension with an $11 million signing bonus and $25.8 million fully guaranteed at signing, agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT. Jones has a $7 million option bonus next year, and his $8.2 million salary in 2021 will be guaranteed for injury.

The Falcons have already extended defensive tackle Grady Jarrett this week and turned their attention to Jones next. A 2016 second-round draft pick, Jones was heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and getting a deal done before he could leave in free agency was a top priority for the Falcons.

The next deal the Falcons are likely to work on is for wide receiver Julio Jones, who has indicated he is expecting a new deal soon. Although they’re coming off a disappointing 2018 season, the Falcons still think they have the pieces in place to be a Super Bowl team, and they’re trying to keep those pieces in place.

13 responses to “Deion Jones signs four-year extension with Falcons

  1. Yes…please give Julio more money…every Superbowl winner has a highly paid WR…

  2. Slowly running out of money for Julio, that’s OK, he can just hold out again next year…..

  3. Matt Ryan played at another MVP level last year. The Falcons need to stop wasting money on Julio Jones and build a better team around Matt Ryan.

  4. I believe Thomas Dimitroff wants to make that draft day trade for Julio Jones to be an amazing thing but cut your losses and realize you shouldn’t of done it.

  5. Good move. Time for them to move on from Jones. They have Ridley and only so many balls to go around. Trade him to a desperate team with a qb who can’t throw downfield like the Patriots.

  6. Lol Julio Jones contract

    No doubt I’d want Julio Jones on my team. Dude is a top flight WR but how many great seasons does he have left at this point of his career?

    ATL is better off letting another team pay for him. Then to over pay for the downside of his career production.

  7. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    July 17, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    Yes…please give Julio more money…every Superbowl winner has a highly paid WR…
    Julio Jones made an amazing sidelines catch that should have clinched the victory for the Falcons in their 2016 Superbowl. I understand what you’re saying but Julio has never been a dissapointment when the heat is on.

  8. Thought he might get more after Mosely shattered the market for off ball LB’s. Seems reasonable considering it’s 58 million over 5 years factoring in the slightly more than one million he was due this season.

  9. Julio Jones is at home tapping his fingers on the desk looking at his watch saying to himself Arthur promised me.

  10. This was a must for ATL & a great signing for them long term. Jones is special in pass coverage, according to Pro Football Focus Luke Kuechly, Jordan Hicks and Deion Jones are the leagues best coverage ILB’s in the NFL defending the pass. Over the last 4 years going back to 2015 (Min 1000 coverage snaps) Luke Kuechly ranks #1 w/ a 94.2 coverage grade, Hicks is #2 w/ a 92.9 coverage grade & Jones slightly behind them at #3 w/ a 91.3 pass coverage grade, all 3 are among the elite of the elite defending the pass and overall all 3 are among the best. Not only is Jones elite in coverage but the dude is a premier elite MLB/ILB overall & among the leagues best. Entering his age 25 season he has a minimum 5yrs of his prime left in his career so I think this was a great signing by ATL. Jones just needs to stay healthy but while he is on the field he will dramatically improve the middle of the Falcons defense.

  11. Y’all clearly no nothing about Jet. The man was silent during this supposed ‘holdout’ last year. All he missed was minicamp last year. Still attended Matt Ryan’s voluntary workouts. The media took this story, ran with it, and left people like y’all believing it was Ju when it wasn’t at all. Keep in mind dude was about the 9th highest paid WR at that time, and it is even worse now at 12th, behind dudes like Brandin Cooks, Jarvis Landry, Sammy Watkins and Davante Adams… so please wash up and clock out with your stank comments when you have no clue. Ju is a consummate professional and all y’all wish he was in your stable. That was all media headlines to create drama.

  12. Seems pretty risky considering he missed most of last year with injury. Next they’ll announce a big deal for Keanu Neal just to sign the third leg of the D (also injured all last year). They will just give Julio a few more mil this year like they did last year when they accelerated ’19 $ to $18. I don’t expect they’ll announce some massive extension, but who knows.

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