What was once considered a “long shot” is now reality. Julio Jones is a member of the Tennessee Titans, and he took part in his first practice with his new team on Thursday. Donning his new No. 2 jersey, Jones excited onlookers with his quick feet, quick cuts and strong hands.
The seven-time Pro Bowler’s arrival in Tennessee brings heightened expectations for a Titans team that is eager to compete for a Super Bowl right now. Jones said he latched onto this energy in practice and that the environment even reminded him a little bit of his days at the University of Alabama, where he won a national championship in 2009.
“Being here with the Titans, I love it, I’m very excited to be part of this organization,” Jones told reporters following practice. “Just the team camaraderie, just the whole atmosphere and everything here feels like when I was in college at the University of Alabama. It’s amazing here.”