AJ Brown speaks on breaking records with DeVonta Smith: ‘We got a lot more. We’re going to be here for a long time.’
Wide receivers AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith just wrapped up the best performances in a single-season by a Philadelphia Eagles WR duo in franchise history.
Side Note: I am well aware that these records happened in Week 17 with an extra game on the schedule. Thanks.
AJ Brown became the Eagles’ single-season receiving yards leader with a 35-yard reception from Jalen Hurts on the first offensive play of the game yesterday, passing Mike Quick’s record set in 1983.
Not to be outdone, DeVonta Smith entered the game tied for most receptions in a single-season with Irving Fryar (88) in 1996.
Smith finished the game with seven receptions, giving him 95 total on the season to go along with 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns.
Smith also passed Jordan Matthews for the most receptions by an Eagle in their first two seasons, entering the game tied at 152. In the second half of yesterday’s win, Smith passed DeSean Jackson for the most receiving yards by an Eagle in their first two seasons with 2,084 yards. Jackson’s previous record stood at 2,068.
AJ Brown finished the season with 88 catches, which is now tied with Fryar and Ertz for third most in a season, while again, breaking Quick’s receiving yards record with 1,496 yards.
DeVonta Smith is just 24 years old while AJ Brown is 25 years old. Needless to say, the future is bright for the Philadelphia Eagles.