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Tennessee Titans unveil new number for Julio Jones

Photo of Julio Jones wearing No. 2 for the Tennessee Titans
Photo of Julio Jones wearing No. 2 comes from Tennessee Titans social media (Twitter)

Julio Jones will have a new number in his 11th NFL season.

He made No. 11 popular during his first 10 years with the Atlanta Falcons. Jones was a seven-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro, two-time NFL receiving yards leader, and a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. He turned in seven 1,000-yard seasons, including five 1,400-yard campaigns. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder guided the Falcons to the Super Bowl in the 2016 season; however, it lost to the New England Patriots. Despite his success, the Falcons agreed to trade Jones to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Atlanta will receive a second-round pick (2022) and a fourth-round pick (2023) in return for Jones.

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A.J. Brown offered to give him No. 11, but the former Alabama standout turned it down.

According to the Titans’ social media account, the 32-year-old will wear No. 2 in the fall.

It will be the fourth number Jones will attempt to make popular. He donned No. 82 at Foley High School and No. 8 for the Crimson Tide. Jones became a five-star prospect with one number and a BCS National Champion in the other.

A new number means a new opportunity. Jones seeks a Super Bowl title, and maybe he gets it with the Titans.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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