Titans’ Julio Jones has chilling warning for the rest of the NFL
New Tennessee Titans star wide receiver Julio Jones looked to be in terrific shape during Thursday’s practice, and he had a message for his doubters.
Jones played just nine games with the Atlanta Falcons last season due to a hamstring injury that hampered him throughout the season. The two-time All-Pro said Thursday he believes he rushed back from the initial injury, but also said he is feeling healthier than ever.
The Titans wideout then issued a chilling warning to those who doubt whether he can stay on the field and live up to his $15.3 million base salary:
“For those questioning my health, stay tuned,” Jones said, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
Jones looked more than healthy during some of Thursday’s drills. Take a look at some of this nifty footwork.
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The Titans will certainly hope Jones backs up his words with action and reasserts himself in the ranks of the elite wide receivers in football.
It’s worth noting the 2020 campaign was a rarity in that Jones was actually forced out for an extensive period. He had not missed more than two games in a single season since 2013 before dealing with the hamstring issue last season.
A healthy Jones makes a dangerous Titans offense all the more explosive. Jones and A.J. Brown form one of the best receiving duos in the backfield and give Ryan Tannehill two pass-catchers who excel in contested areas and can stretch the defense vertically. Of course, Derrick Henry lurks in the backfield and powers the run game.
Is Julio the weapon that can put the Titans over the top? Time will tell. The defense will need to make gains. Still, Jones sounds motivated.