Julio Jones is one of the NFL's best wide receivers, but he doesn't like to brag about it.
While some of the NFL's best receivers in recent years have enjoyed telling media, other players and fans how great they are -- Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens come to mind -- Julio Jones takes a different approach. The Falcons' second-year receiver lets his play do the talking.
Jones ranks 13th in the NFL this season with 997 yards on 63 catches. His seven touchdowns are tied for 14th in the league, and his 15.8 yards per catch rank 11th for receivers with at least 40 grabs this season. Even though Jones' play gives him license to talk a big game, he'd rather not:
"You let your play do the talking out there on the field, man," Jones said. "I'm not going to say anything negative about the next man I'm going against, you know? I'm just going to go out there and give it my all for 60 minutes."
Jones has been a key contributor in the Falcons' passing offense, which ranks fourth in the NFL with 289.2 yards per game. That passing offense is a big reason why Atlanta is 11-2 and in the driver's seat for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Jones and the Falcons next take the field Sunday, Dec. 16 against the New York Giants. Kickoff from MetLife Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on FOX.