Stop the insanity and the nonsense – no one in their right minds would rather have Jarvis Landry over Julio Jones.
We get it, fans say incredibly ridiculous things – us included, no one is immune from it. However, for anyone to say and believe that Jarvis “Juice” Landry is better or someone that they would rather have on their roster is simply insane.
There is no other way to put it.
I would even go so far as to say that if someone took the time to anonymously poll every living NFL player on who they would rather lineup with on Sunday, 99.999999999 percent of them would choose Julio over Landry. The lone defectors would be Landry himself and maybe a current teammate or two, but that would be the list.
Julio Jones is in a class all by himself
When Julio Jones finally decided to hang his cleats up for the final time, there is no doubt that he will be a first-ballot Hall of Fame player and he will firmly be in the discussion as the greatest receiver to ever play the game.
In case you need to have your memory jogged a little, Julio is the ONLY player in NFL history to average 90 or more receiving per game for a career and he averages 95.5 yards per game. Here is a little perspective – Calvin Johnson is second all-time at 86.1 yards per game, Jerry Rice averaged 75.6 yards per game and Randy Moss averaged 70.1 yards per game.
Jarvis Landry averages 63.3 yards per game for his career – which is good for 58th all-time.
Julio Jones is the only receiver in NFL history to record at least 1,350 yards receiving in six straight years and the only receiver to have at least 1,400 yards receiving in five straight seasons.
We get it, there is a lot more to being a receiver than simply catching passes, and focusing on this area is a very simplistic look at the position. But the fact remains, that is the most important aspect of the job. No receiver has ever been elected to the Hall of Fame for looking good in a uniform or making a great downfield block.
While we have no idea what the future holds for Julio and his time with the Atlanta Falcons, you still need to put some respect on his name and stop talking this foolishness about who you would rather have on your team.
If Julio Jones is available, you would gladly take him over whoever you have on your roster right now, and that includes the Cardinals, Saints, Browns, and Bucs.
There isn’t a better teammate, blocker, leader, or teacher at the receiver position than Julio Jones.