Arthur Blank is doing everything but announcing the numbers when detailing the impending contract for Julio Jones.

During his press conference to introduce Mercedes Benz as the naming rights owner for the Falcons new stadium, Blank referenced the huge new contract Jones is set to get.

“Our family office is less than 50 yards from here, and when I drove in and parked this morning, I noticed not all the cars in the garage were Mercedes-Benzs. That was a little disappointing to me. It’s a challenge to you and your organization. I did introduce two of our great players here today, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, and I know that Julio, who is about ready to sign one of the major contracts in the NFL with us, drives a different automobile. You might assign one of your great salesmen, starting with you, to him before he leaves today.”

Jones is scheduled to play for $10,176,000 for the 2015 season, the average of the 10 highest wide receiver salaries in 2014, after Atlanta picked up its fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

By Glenn Erby


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