Julio Jones recently made a comment about wanting to have three thousand yards receiving in 2019. A lot of people found the comment outlandish but the goal is not impossible.
Racking up receiving yards has never been an issue for Julio Jones since being drafted eight years ago. So far during his career, he is averaging 1,341 yards a season. If you want to get really technical, he’s missed 17 games in his career which makes his 16 game average 1,533 yards.
In order for Julio to reach this remarkable milestone, he would need to average 187.5 yards a game. That’s an insane number amount of yards for one individual to get in a game over the course of the season, especially when teams are going to key in on a weapon like himself.
The Falcons do have other weapons besides Julio to take some attention away from him. Mohammed Sanu has hands that are mythical and doesn’t know how to drop a football and Austin Hooper is an underrated, yet reliable target for Matt Ryan. Devonta Freeman whether you want to believe it or not, is a reliable target out of the backfield.
As for the schedule this season, we all know he likes to fry the Bucs (282 receiving yards over two game last season), the Panthers (300 yards and the cornerback lost his job after the game), and the Saints (243 receiving yards over two games) not to mention Julio might have a little motivation after a tweet from Marshon Lattimore.
As for the rest of the season, Julio gets to eat against three of the worst passing defenses in the NFL last year; the Colts, Titans, and Texans. On the flip side, he will also go against three of the best pass defenses in the Vikings, Seahawks, and the Jaguars.
Three thousand yards would be the best sports accomplishment of all time hands down. Is that something I would want to see? For the sake of winning no, but if by chance we run into some of that Falcons bad luck this year, I say go for it Julio.