Well, that didn’t take long. A.J. Brown entered the Philadelphia Eagles regular-season finale needing eight yards to surpass Mike Quick and set a record for single-season receiving yards. He broke said record on the offense’s first play from scrimmage. He even put a little mustard on the hot dog.
Jalen Hurts, in his first game back, lined up on first-and-ten from Philly’s 35-yard line and completed a pass to his best friend. A.J. did the rest, taking his first reception from scrimmage down to New York’s 30-yard line.
With that, a record that has stood for almost 30 years has fallen.
Mike Quick was a bad man for these Eagles. This A.J. Brown fellow is pretty good too!
These days, Mike Quick brilliantly handles the color commentary duties for the Eagles radio call with the legend, Merrill Reese. A long time ago, he was a damn good receiver. 363 receptions, 6,464 rads receiving, and 61 TD receptions were the results of 101 regular-season games that spanned nine seasons in an Eagles jersey. 1983 was truly special. That year he racked up 69 yards, 1,409 yards receiving, and 61 trips to the end zone. That was a team record that stood until this season.
A.J. Brown entered Week 18 with 1,401 yards on his resume. As mentioned, he’s the record holder now. It’s been quite the inaugural season in the City of Brotherly Love for the guy in the number 11 jersey.
Perhaps Mike Quick said it best. “I have had the record for a while. It’s time for someone else to have it now”. Here’s more from the legends.
Number 11 wore a kelly green number 82 jersey to the game today. Afterward, A.J. and Mike spent some time together. Take a look!
We know Mike is happy for A.J. as are we all, but with thoughts of Quick and Harold Carmichael, we can respectfully say, with Brown and DeVonta Smith on duty, the legacy of the Eagles wide receiver position is in some very sure and capable hands. It’s going to be fun to watch these guys work for a few years.