NFL fans are savagely mocking Julio Jones for what he did at the weekend


Julio Jones has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL over the last few years. 

He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as the sixth overall pick of 2011 draft and has been an important part of the team ever since. 

In fact, in just seven seasons, he boasts some very impressive achievements. 

Jones has been to the Pro Bowl five times, led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015 and co-led the league in receptions during the same year. 


He was also a key part of the Falcons team that made it all the way to Super Bowl LI - but came up short against the New England Patriots in an epic game. 

Despite not yet winning a Super Bowl, there's no doubt that Jones is an incredible athlete and at just 29, he's got plenty of time to win a world championship.

We're now a fair way into the NFL offseason - and Jones, like many others, is taking a lot of time to relax.


However, he's still playing some sports of course and recently, he appeared at fellow quarterback Cam Netwon's charity kickball game. 

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You'd be forgiven for thinking that because Jones is a brilliant football player and a powerful athlete, that he'd be pretty good at most other sports.

After all, this is the guy that ran a 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds - with a fractured foot.

Unfortunately, though, Jones has proved that sometimes, even the best sportsmen can have a moment to forget.   

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He's been caught on camera playing during Newton's charity kickball game. And well, the less said about his attempt the better. 

While standing at the plate, the ball rolls towards him. But instead of smashing it away - as you'd perhaps expect from an athlete like him - he misses the kick completely.

And yes, it's as funny as it sounds, because no one quite knows how to react to his terrible attempt. 

Of course, kicking that ball was probably much harder than it looks. After all, it was coming at him pretty fast - and Jones isn't used to using his feet as much as his hands in the NFL. 

Still, though, it's very amusing, and he seems to take it well - testing out a new kicking strategy moments after embarrassing himself.


Although, he might want to avoid Twitter for a while because NFL fans have been laying into him for his terrible attempt. 


Maybe Jones should stick to catching balls, rather than kicking them from now on. 

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