Julio Jones does not focus on numbers with the Titans: “I was never a statistics guy”

Julio Jones doesn’t worry about fitting in with the Titans. He’s also not worried about a potential drop in production after joining his new team.

Over his career, Jones has averaged 9.8 targets per game and 95.5 receiving yards per game, and that latest rating is good for the highest average in NFL history. But in discussing his expectations in Tennessee, the former Falcons wide receiver was only focused on one thing.

“At the end of the day, you want to create a winning culture. However, you have to do it, you have to do the job,” Jones said on his first Zoom press conference with the media. “My whole career I’ve never been a statistics guy. I’m a team guy. Anything they need from me I’m going to do and I would like to play my role at a high level.”

This is certainly good news for the Titans. Tennessee has the makings of a potential offensive juggernaut that will feature Jones, AJ Brown, Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill.

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With so many weapons now available on the Titans’ offense, they’ll likely be looking to spread the ball around a bit. Their attack was also sometimes biased because of Henry, so there were questions about how Jones might react to a drop in target share.

The team believe Jones should be ready to make an impact no matter how many targets he absorbs.

“His goal is to win, whether it takes nine targets, two targets or none,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said. “It’s the state of mind he has and the state of mind that we want here.”


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