Antonio Brown is arguably the most electric receiver in NFL history. His ability to play as both a downfield threat, slot option and possession receiver makes him one of the most unique players in the league.
He finished last season with 1,834 yards despite missing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a chunk of the season. He can single-handedly take over games and he’s working his way into the “best ever” conversation.
But there won’t be a conversation if Brown can eclipse the highly-sought after single-season 2,000-yard mark.
“It’s the route running. It’s the different ways that they put him against different defenders,” NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest said, via Tribe Live. “And I know Martavis Bryant isn’t going to be there, but it doesn’t really matter. This guy, pound for pound, is the best player in the NFL.”
Guard Roman Foster would “bet on” Brown getting 2,000 yards, while fellow wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey added he thinks “it is possible,” per the report.
Could Brown end the season with his name among the likes of Jerry Rice, Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson? We’ll see how the season pans out.