Falcons Receiver Julio Jones Embracing Bigger Leadership Role
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – It took six years for Julio Jones to become the undisputed leader of the Atlanta Falcons’ receiving corps.
With his close friend Roddy White no longer on the team, Jones is the guy everyone looks to for advice.
Jones says he’s embracing his new role, and he has the credentials coming off his first All-Pro season and third trip to the Pro Bowl.
His first order of business this offseason has been helping new teammate Mohamed Sanu assimilate to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme. Sanu signed as a free agent after White was released in March.
Jones put up big numbers in his first season under Shanahan. His 136 catches for 1,871 yards receiving each ranked as the second-best single season in NFL history.
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