Julio Jones came into today’s game with 9,987 career yards, and with his first reception against the Cleveland Browns he’s become the quickest receiver in league history to hit 10,000. Julio has hit that mark in 104 career games, eclipsing Calvin Johnson’s previous record of 115. His long reception gave him 10,017; if you’re counting, that’s a lot.
And in a coincidental twist, Jones accomplished this feat against the team that executed the draft day trade that allowed the Falcons to acquire him: The Cleveland Browns.
The record-breaker came in the second quarter after an electrifying Damontae Kazee interception, as the Falcons drove for a score.
Julio is poised to jump in front of Adam Thielen for the league’s lead in receiving yards with a whole lot of game to go. He came into Cleveland seventh in the league with 60 receptions, having just recorded his first touchdown of the season against Washington, and just picked up his second score of the season as we write this.
Congratulations on making history, Julio!