The Philadelphia Eagles had one of the splashiest passing attacks last season. That had a lot to do with the success their wide receivers saw. An eighth-place finish in the NFL in receiving yards was the result. Try 4,364 big ones on for size.
A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith were a large part of why the passing game was so dangerous. They made history in 2022 by becoming the first receiving duo in the franchise’s history to collect 1,000 yards receiving in the same year.
Brown and Smith could continue to break for new ground for the Eagles this season, and both are almost certain to hit the 1K milestone again. Who could have ever imagined? 1,000-yard receiving seasons by an Eagles duo in back-to-back campaigns? That has also never happened.
We have seen singular Birds wideouts reach the 1,000-yard plateau in back-to-back seasons. He did so in 2009 and 2010 and then again in 2013 and 2014, but A.J. and DeVonta are on the verge of notching a phenomenal achievement together. No one should be shocked if they get it done. Here are a few reasons we believe they will.