Jones is apart of what was recently rated as the the number two wide receiver duo in the NFL, along with veteran Roddy White.
"I do know this. Julio Jones is going to be an Atlanta Falcon for a long, long time," Falcons head coach Mike Smith said.
Even with the injury, Jones posted some jaw-dropping stats. He caught 41 passes for 580 receiving yards and with two touchdowns. All of which were in six games.
Although it is certain to happen, head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and the rest of the Falcons front office are not willing to talk about the contract yet as of right now.
"Again, I'm not going to talk about specific contractual situations," Smith said. "I do know this, Julio Jones is going to be an Atlanta Falcons for a long, long time."
The main focus right now is getting Jones healthy for the season opener against the division rival New Orleans Saints.
"Our focus with Julio is one thing and that's having him prepared for our opener, which I'm sure we'll get the date in the next couple of days. I believe the schedule will be coming out in the next couple of days. But that's what our focus is."
The four-year pro out of the University of Alabama was hit with the injury bug, which heavily impacted his team's chances to make the playoff/Super Bowl run they were hoping for. It was a door injury that took place during week six in a heartbreaking loss to the New York Jets...it sidelined him for the rest of the season
"He's progressing well. We're not going to do anything to hinder his time-frame in terms of getting back to work with us."