Earlier this offseason, I wrote that Julio Jones is unlikely to break any franchise or NFL records in 2016, despite his obvious excellence. While that is certainly true, it is also true that he is going to move up the team’s all-time leaderboard this year so long as he’s healthy, and he’s going to close in on some records in the near future.
Because we enjoy celebrating Jones’ terrifying rampage through the rest of the NFL, here’s a look at where he stands after just five seasons in the league.
Receptions: 4th (413)
Targets: 3rd (648)
Yards: 4th (6,201)
Touchdowns: 8th (34)
Yards Per Game: 1st (95.4)
In case you’re curious, Julio needs 11 receptions to move past Andre Rison for third on the list, 1,082 yards to move past Terance Mathis, and 7 touchdowns to soar all the way up past Alfred Jenkins in fourth place. Chances are very good he does all that and more, so when we look back a year from now, Julio will likely be top three in every receiving category for a team with a legitimately strong history at the position.
In other words, we’re watching history unfold, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun to watch.