It’s been a while since we’ve seen Julio Jones and Roddy White on the same field. Last year, by the time White returned from three missed games with an injury, Jones’ season was over with an injury of his own. Jones is expected to be ready for training camp and White had a blistering close of the 2013, reminding everyone that he’s still got plenty left in the tank.
Falcons fans anxiously anticipate the return of 11 and 84 back together and a return to their 2013 form when they combined for 2,549 yards and 17 touchdowns. The national media hasn’t forgotten about this duo either and last week, NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling listed his top 10 wide receiver duos in the NFL and the Jones/White combo came in at No. 2.
Wesseling lists Chicago’s combination of Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall as the league’s top duo, thanks in part to the huge numbers they posted last season, Jeffery’s breakout season. However, credit goes to Wesseling for putting Jones and White second on the list despite down seasons for both last year.
Noted in Wesseling’s comments on the two Falcons was the freakish season Jones was on pace to put together and White’s return to prominence, averaging 100 yards per game in his final five games. There’s no question a healthy Jones and White at Matt Ryan’s disposal in 2014 should provide for a great debate regarding the top duo when it’s all said and done next season.
Should Jones and White be higher?