The Atlanta Falcons continued loading up the weapons with bullets shooting long-range by locking up the oil that makes the defensive engine run linebacker Deion Jones agreed to a four-year extension worth $57 Million. The critical pieces of the puzzle are staying in place. This is the second in as many days Defensive Line anchor Grady Jarrett dropped the franchise tag for $68 million over four years, two down and one to go.
This will be massive Julio no last name needed has a brinks truck on alert. The team’s owner last name is Blanks; it might require a blank check. It appears he might be willing to produce it to bring the city of Atlanta its first Super Victory.
In the 37 games, he played he started 35 it took him two games to seize the opportunity to become the starter. The former second-round draft pick in 2016 has become a dominating force. He was so impressive in his first season they couldn’t get him off the field. He quickly earned the starting role in directing the next 13 as the linebacker. The term a nose for the ball fits this heat-seeking missile. He tied for the team lead with 106 tackles, and 75 of those were not assisted. In that rookie season, the eye-popping stats continued to pile up. He baited quarterbacks for three interceptions, scored two touchdowns, forced two fumbles and had four tackles behind the line of scrimmage as he wreaked havoc. The Falcons knew that had something special.
“Deion has quickly proven himself to be a leader both on and off the field, and today’s agreement reflects that,” General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He is an essential part of our emerging defense, and we are excited to secure him for years to come.”
The league recognized it in his second year naming him to his first career Pro Bowl. The numbers got even better 138 tackles, 91 solos, matched the three interceptions from his rookie campaign. He increased tackles for loss by two recording six.
Deebo, as teammates call him, was on an absolute tear in the natural leadership role that comes with being the starting middle linebacker. Last season he blew out a tire (foot injury) in the first game. The defense fell apart as others fell like dominos. The injury bug had key defenders out everywhere.
Give the front office credit they are doing their best to keep this talented roster together to avenge that devastating loss in the Super Bowl. They need to do it now other contributors will be coming up soon. Unfortunately, you can’t keep them all their paydays maybe elsewhere in today’s NFL you have to secure your core.