How good is Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, exactly?
Only two games have been played so far in 2015 and already Brown has already made about an entire year’s worth of highlight-reel-worthy plays. Brown is averaging 18.2 yards per reception and he’s on pace to catch 16 touchdowns this season.
Let’s take a few minutes to admire how amazing Mr. Brown is by watching the top plays of 2015.
Brown kicked the year off right by making an incredible catch against the New England Patriots Week 1 that reminded many people of David Tyree‘s famous Super Bowl grab:
Brown followed that up with a sensational performance against the San Francisco 49ers last week. Watch Brown reel in his 400th career catch:
He wasn’t done embarrassing San Francisco though. Brown made three Niners defenders look totally foolish on this deep ball:
You would think that after seeing Brown scorch them all afternoon that the 49ers defense would double team, or at least tighten up their coverage on him. You would be wrong. Here Brown waltzed into the endzone untouched for an easy six points:
The most remarkable thing about Brown may be that he hasn’t even peaked yet.
For example, his touchdown totals have gone up every year he’s been in the league. In his rookie year he started out mostly as a kick return specialist and didn’t record a touchdown catch. The next season he had two, then it jumped to five, then eight, and last year 13. If his numbers keep trending like this he may break all kinds of NFL receiving records before he’s done.
One number to watch: right now Brown has 328 yards through two games. If he keeps up that pace he will shatter the league’s single season receiving yards record, which is currently held by Calvin Johnson at 1,964. Brown will finish with 2,624 at this rate.
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