Antonio Brown Could Rewrite NFL Receiving Record Books in 2016

June 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2015, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to catch 130 or more passes for 1,800 or more yards and 10 or more touchdowns. He fell seven catches short of Marvin Harrison's single-season record of 143. Brown was also 130 yards short of Calvin Johnson's single-season record of 1,964. 
That has some folks thinking the 27-year-old could be on the verge of a record-breaking season as he reaches his prime in 2016. 
“I think it is possible,” receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said regarding Brown's potential to become the first player to hit the 2,000 receiving yards mark next season, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly. “Just think: Calvin Johnson had [1,964], so you know you can get close to it. Everybody knows what he is capable of. I don't want to put that pressure on him, but it is definitely possible.”
Let's examine the factors at play.
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