Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick sports a team hat as he returns to the Georgia Dome before the Falcons played the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Vick: ‘Julio should get everything that he deserves’

Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stays on top what’s happening with his former team.

When discussing his upcoming flag football game on Saturday at Kennesaw State’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Vick was asked about the Julio Jones’ contract situation with the Falcons.

“To my knowledge, Julio is holding out for a bigger contract and Julio deserves it,” Vick said told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “Julio and Matt (Ryan) are the ultimate combination. They just paid Matt and I think Julio should get everything that he deserves, too.”

After the market for wide receivers sky-rocketed over the offseason, Jones didn’t take part in the team’s voluntary offseason program and did not attend the team’s mandatory minicamp, which opened himself up to a $84,435 fine per the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

“He’ll be professional,” Vick said. “He’ll go about it the right way. But you know, this is a grown man who has (surpassed) expectations even though everyone expected him to be great and this guy continues to get it done for the Falcons.

“I think he is a guy that Matt Ryan has to have. Him and Mohamed Sanu. But definitely, they complement each other. Julio opens everything up.”

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