Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Matt Ryan on any advice to Julio Jones as Jones awaits a contract extension: "He knows how to handle it. He handles it in his way, and he handles everything that comes his way really well. I have so much respect for him as a player, but even more respect for him as a man, as a person, as a friend. He should be the one we're going to for advice. He's so mature and wise beyond his years that maybe it should be the other way around. He's on top of it and understands that it's a business but at the same time, prepares and has himself ready to play and cares 100 percent about winning." On Jones possibly becoming the NFL's highest-paid receiver, Ryan said, "I don't like to get involved in other people's stuff, but he deserves everything that comes his way because he's an unbelievable player and is as talented and productive as anyone. He changes the game as much, if not more, than any player in the league." The Falcons hope to get Jones' contract resolved by the start of training camp, July 22. He has two years and more than $21 million remaining on his deal.