The player formerly seen wearing 11 says he's now open 24/7. Tennessee Titans wideout Julio Jones has touched down on his first day of practice after a decade of elite production in Atlanta. And he's still hungry.
At 32, Jones expects an All-Star Special season ahead — showcased by his Waffle House-themed cleats spotted during Wednesday's practice.
Jones knows it's time to start cooking on offense after a lukewarm season in 2020 that could melt butter in an hour. What the Titans have already seen from the 7x Pro Bowl player has them more excited for what's ahead than spotting a waiter carrying your order.
Landing with a Tennessee offense that averaged 396.4 total yards per game — third in the NFL — thanks to generational running back Derrick Henry, the framework for a dynamic passing offense has been laid based on production from Ryan Tannehill and A.J. Brown, while tight end Anthony Firkser continues to draw praise from the coaching staff ahead of a projected bigger role in the pass game.
Anthony Firkser reportedly gained nearly 10 lb of muscle to provide added protection for Tannehill in the pocket, meaning Julio could be back on his 2014-2019 diet of 1,200+ receiving yards and 80+ receptions. Order him up in fantasy football, if he's available.
Julio Jones' inclusion as the lead, or secondary, receiver to A.J. Brown culminates to a combo more appetizing than biscuits and gravy — or hash browns covered in cheese.