Julio Jones is eager to silence doubters with his new team.
The star receiver, who made his practice debut with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, admitted that battling through hamstring issues was tough last season, but he said injuries won't slow him down in 2021.
"I know what I have in the tank," Jones told reporters, according to NFL Network's Michael Giardi. "For those that questioned my health, stay tuned."
He added that he didn't take enough time to heal properly last year, per Paul Kuharsky.
Jones was traded to Tennessee after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. While injuries led to career lows across the board in 2020, the seven-time Pro Bowler is the franchise's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
The 32-year-old had been the focal point of Atlanta's offense since entering the league. He noted that one factor in his excitement to join the Titans was their balance on offense with star weapons Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown.
"Defenses are really going to have to pick their poison," Jones said, according to NFL.com's Kevin Patra.
"At the end of the day," he added via ESPN's Turron Davenport, "you want to create a winning culture. My whole career, I've never been a stat guy. I'm a team guy. I'm excited to be a part of this organization, and whatever they need me to be, I'm going to play my role."