One of the top pass catchers in football, A.J. Brown is now second in the NFL in receiving yards (672) and is on pace to reach close to 1,900 yards after six games following three consecutive outstanding performances.
Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins, whose lightning-quick pass catcher leads the league with 814 yards and is cruising towards 2,000 or more for the season, is up next for Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles All-Pro received flak for leaving out some significant names when asked to list his top five wide receivers of all time on Friday.
Brown jokingly said that he had no ill will towards any older players who weren’t on his list.
1. Jerry Rice
The number of receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895 yards), most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14), total touchdowns (208), and overall net yards (23,546) that Rice has are all NFL records.
Rice played with the 49ers, Raiders, and Seahawks for a total of 20 seasons. He has 208 touchdowns, 22,895 yards, and 1,549 catches.
Rice was chosen to play in 13 Pro Bowls and was a two-time Offensive Player of the Year winner. He also won three Super Bowls and the MVP award.
In 2010, he got in to the Hall of Fame.
2. Julio Jones
Jones is an All-Time great and Brown’s mentor. He has 903 receptions for 13,629 yards and 81 touchdowns.
3. Calvin Johnson
Johnson played for the Lions for 9 seasons.
He recorded 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 84 touchdowns. He was chosen to participate in six Pro Bowls and will be honoured in the Hall of Fame in 2021.
4. Larry Fitzgerald
For the Cardinals, Fitzgerald played 17 seasons. He recorded 1,432 receptions for 17,492 yards and 121 touchdowns. Fitzgerald was chosen to participate in eleven Pro Bowls and was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
5. Antonio Brown
Brown spent 12 seasons with the Patriots, Buccaneers, and Steelers. He hauled in 928 passes for 12,291 yards and 88 touchdowns, and returned 187 punts for 1,761 yards. He was chosen to play in seven Pro Bowls and earned a Super Bowl victory.
- Lynn Swann
- Sterling Sharpe
- Don Hutson
- Reggie Wayne
- Steve Smith Sr.
- Terrell Owens
- Cris Carter
- Marvin Harrison
- Michael Irvin
- Harold Carmichael
- Mike Quick
- Tim Brown
- Raymond Berry
- Fred Biletnikoff
- Art Monk
- Steve Largent
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