Julio Jones might be the best wide receiver in the NFL and his talents were on full display on Thursday night in Tampa Bay. The Atlanta Falcons were already in complete control of the proceedings against a division rival in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Matt Ryan whipped the football in Jones’ direction and the All-Pro did the rest, as he somehow got both feet in bounds along the sideline for a touchdown grab.
Watching this catch on a loop might be the best course of action, but the NFL provided an alternate angle that might even be a better indication of just how ridiculous this catch was in real time.
Jones already surpassed the 300-yard mark in a single game this season and, but this particular snag might be his best play of the year. That certainly says something for a player that routinely makes utterly spectacular plays when combining elite size, explosiveness and skill, and the fact that his quarterback, Matt Ryan, is an MVP candidate can probably be tied back to the immense talent of his number one option. Things are going well in Atlanta and Julio Jones is a big part of the Falcons’ success in 2016.