Wide receiver Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons made history on Sunday. According to ESPN, he reached 10,000 receiving yards in his 104th career game which is the least amount of games to reach that mark in NFL history. He accomplished the feat in the second quarter of Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

He easily toppled the old mark for least games to reach 10,000 receiving yards which was held by Calvin Johnson. It took him 115 games to reach the milestone with Torry Holt and Antonio Brown right behind him at 116.

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Jones' stellar career

Jones is currently in his eighth season after he was selected sixth overall by Atlanta in the 2011 NFL Draft. According to NFL.com, the Falcons moved up five spots that year in a trade with the Browns which helped them net the superstar wide receiver.

In his career of 104 games, he has now accumulated 652 receptions for 10,094 yards and 45 receiving touchdowns.

Jones has already gone over 1,000 yards receiving in nine games this season as he has totaled 1,040 on the year. It is the sixth time that he reached 1,000 receiving yards.

In 2015, he led the NFL in both receptions (136) and receiving yards (1,871). His catches that season is tied with Antonio Brown (also 2015) for the second-most in a season ever only behind Marvin Harrison's 143 in 2002. Jones' 1,871 yards receiving are the second-most ever in a season only behind Calvin Johnson's 1,964 in 2012.

How long did it take Jerry Rice?

Jerry Rice finished his NFL career with an astounding 22,895 receiving yards over 20 seasons. That is 6,943 more than the player who is in second on the all-time receiving yard list, Larry Fitzgerald.

It took Rice 17 more games than Jones to reach the 10,000 career receiving yardage mark though. In his 121st game, he reached the plateau in what was his eighth season.

So while Jones took slightly more than a season's worth of games less to reach the mark, he still has a long way to go to reach Rice's career total. He is still relatively young though as he will not turn 30 until February 3.

Rice's longevity is what has given him so much breathing room as the career leader though. He played until he was 42 years old. He led the NFL in receiving yards three straight years in his age 31-33 seasons and went over the 1,000-yard mark three times after turning 35.

In order for Jones to have a chance at breaking the career record, he will in all likelihood still have to be productive in his mid-to-late 30's and avoid the injury bug.