No, it’s not the greatest catch of Julio Jones’ career. That is and always will be the sideline toe-tap for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
But he had another memorable one on Monday night, grabbing it after it bounced off a defender’s helmet.
Jones was deep and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw one up for grabs. Jones was being face-guarded by Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer. The ball bounced off the back of Poyer’s helmet, as he interfered with Jones, and popped straight up in the air.
Jones went to go get it.
Jones had to laugh and smile after that one. While it was a fluky play going off Poyer’s head, Jones’ concentration to catch the ball and get both feet in was remarkable.
It was a little like the Super Bowl catch, but not as impressive. It was still a pretty great highlight though.