Everyone knows that the Philadelphia Eagles leading wide receiver A.J. Brown is having one of the most tremendous years that a wide receiver can. He’s been one of the main veins for Philly's offense and it has shown in his numbers.
Brown made NFL history by being the first player to log six consecutive games with 125 yards receiving or more. In October, he scored five touchdowns and exactly 700 receiving yards and did so off of 53 receptions. It was an incredible stretch that led to him being named NFC Offensive Player of the Month.
He also crossed over into a new stratosphere.
A.J. Brown eclipses the 1,000 yard milestone faster than he's ever done so.
Well, the streak had to end at some point. During Philly's Week 9 win, A.J. Brown came down to earth but only just a tad. His one-touchdown, 66-yard, seven-reception performance ended his chances of extending a record that's now his own, but he achieved another milestone in the process.
He has now notched 1,000 yards receiving on the season. He has reached that plateau in four of his first five seasons in the NFL, but he has never done so this quickly.
Again, it happened in WEEK NINE this year. To put that in perspective, last year he hit the 1K mark in Week 14 during a game versus the New York Giants. He didn’t get there in 2021. In 2020, it took him until Week 17. In 2019, it also took him until Week 17 to arrive at what's becoming a familiar threshold.
We know that his goal isn’t to simply rack up 1,000 yards, and it shouldn’t be. We're starting to ask ourselves other questions. Could he get to 2,000?
It would be tough and it would take another spree of 100+ yard games, but it’s possible. 1,800 to 1,900 yards? That seems to be a more realistic destination.
A.J. Brown is definitely in the running to be the league leader in receiving yards. Here are the highest receiving totals of the past five years.
Oh, and on top of all of this, no other Eagle has reached the 1,000-yard receiving plateau faster. This guy is incredible… and he’s only 26 years old. He’s going to be doing this for a very long time.