Eagles WR AJ Brown is on the brink of making franchise history entering Week 18
AJ Brown has had a remarkable opening act with the Eagles. Not only has he posted the best numbers of his four-year career in 2022, he’s on the brink of making franchise history.
Through 17 weeks, Brown has racked up 84 receptions for 1,401 yards (16.7 YPR) while hauling in 11 touchdowns. That puts him just eight yards shy of the Eagles single-season record for most receiving yards, set by Mike Quick in 1983.
Miraculously, Quick managed to reach that feat on just 69 receptions while averaging over 20 yards per catch. Accomplishing that back in 1983 is obviously a bit more impressive than doing it in today’s NFL, but it doesn’t take away from how dominant Brown has been during his first season with the Eagles.
It’s been nearly ten years since the Eagles have had a 1,000-yard wide receiver on their offense. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin surpassed 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons from 2013-’14. Since then, the only wideouts who have come close are DeVonta Smith last season and Jordan Matthews back in 2015 when he totaled 997 yards.
Speaking of Smith, he’s had an incredible 2022 campaign in how own right. He reached the 1,000-yard mark a couple weeks back and is currently tied with Irving Fryar for the most receptions in a season by an Eagles wideout.
The WR duo of Smith and Brown have already etched their names in Eagles history books, becoming the first wideout tandem to both reach 1,000 yards in a season in team history.
With both Brown and Smith set to suit up for the regular season finale against New York – hopefully with Jalen Hurts back under center – they’ll both likely end their record-setting season on a high note.
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