Eagles Wide Receiver On Pace To Break NFL Records and Wins Award
In his first year in an Eagles Uniform, AJ Brown put up some big numbers in 2022. Brown's 11 Receiving Touchdowns places him behind only three Wide Receivers in Eagles Franchise History for most in a single season: Tommy McDonald, Mike Quick, and Terrell Owens.
After his 10 catches for 137 Receiving Yards with One Touchdown on Sunday Night Football, AJ Brown has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. The 26-year-old Wide Receiver is the third player in NFL History to have at least 125 Receiving Yards in five consecutive games, joining Calvin Johnson (2012) and Pat Studstill (1966).
Brown has the second most Receiving Yards in the NFL this season with 809 and he is on pace for over 1,849 Receiving Yards this season, which is 115 less than the NFL Single Season record for most Receiving Yards in a season (1,964 by Calvin Johnson in 2012). Brown already owns the Eagles Franchise Single Season Record for Receiving Yards with 1,496 so he is also on pace to crush his own Eagles' record.
With AJ Brown having such an incredible season for the 2023 Eagles, the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III says that the Eagles Wide Receiver should be in the conversation for the NFL Most Valuable Player Award:
There has never been a Wide Receiver in NFL History to win the MVP Award and the last time a non-Quarterback won the trophy was Running Back Adrian Peterson in 2012. There are Sixteen Running Backs have received the honor of winning NFL MVP along with two defensive players who have won (Lawrence Taylor and Alan Page) and a Kicker won the exclusive award (Mark Moseley in 1982). So maybe it is time for a Wide Receiver to get consideration if AJ Brown keeps putting up these historic statistical numbers.
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