Ranking best 1,000-yard, ten-plus touchdown seasons by Eagles wide receivers

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Mike Quick, Irving Fryar, and A.J. Brown are among a group of seven Eagles WRs that found their way into the end zone 11 times.

From 1948 to 2022, seven Eagles wide receivers finished the regular season with 11 TD receptions, that is if you’re mentioning Pihos for his receiving acumen. Keep in mind the fact that he’s often mentioned for having played the ‘end’ position.

Here’s the list: Pihos (1948), Bobby Watson (1954), Carmichael (1979), Mike Quick (1985 and 1987), Carter (1989), Irving Fryar (1996), and A.J. Brown (2022).

Give Quick, Fryar, and Brown credit for doing something unique, eclipsing 1,100 yards receiving AND tallying 11 TDs. It can, at times, be hard to do both. Carmichael notched 1,116 yards in 1973 but scored nine TDs. DeVonta Smith collected 1,196 receiving yards this past season but scored seven TDs.

Mike Quick: 1985

After having two consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards receiving in 1983 and 1984,  Mike Quick wasn’t satisfied. In 1985, he collected 1,247 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns off of the arms of both Ron Jaworski and Randall Cunningham.

His 99-yard touchdown catch and run from Jaworski to beat the Atlanta Falcons in a Week 10 overtime game still lives in Eagles infamy.

Irving Fryar: 1996

Irving Fryar signed with the Eagles in 1996 as a free agent, and he had an immediate impact. He collected 88 receptions, 1,196 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns which helped the Birds secure a 10-6 record and a playoff berth.

Irving, like Quick, played with two quarterbacks that season, Ty Detmer and Rodney Peete.

A.J. Brown: 2022

During the 2022 NFL Draft, Philly wanted a strong, tough wide receiver who they could pair nicely with a young DeVonta Smith, so they sent shockwaves through the NFL by trading for A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans. The impact was immediate.

Brown hauled 88 receptions resulting in 1,496 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns which helped the Eagles fuel a Super Bowl run. He broke Mike Quick’s single-season franchise record for receiving yards. Check out his performance over his former team, the Tennessee Titans, or his domination over the Pittsburgh Steelers for evidence of how good he can be.