Eagles WR A.J. Brown is on a historic pace to shatter a major franchise record in 2022

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) celebrates his third touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

It’s been a long time coming for the Eagles as they have searched far and wide for a receiving corps like the one that they currently have. Leading the efforts is A.J. Brown, who in his first season as an Eagles is on a historic pace. Brown is set to break records that didn’t seem attainable before his and DeVonta Smith’s arrivals. 

Now, after being traded to Philly and paired with his best friend who just so happens to be the Eagles QB, A.J. Brown is set to break a franchise record that has been unattainable since 1983. Mike Quick set a franchise record with 1,409 receiving yards in the ‘83 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles for the ages

The only receivers to ever come close to that mark have been DeSean Jackson in 2013 (1,332), Jeremy Maclin in 2014 (1,318), and Irving Fryar in 1997 (1,316). Terrell Owens even missed the marker back in 2004 as he finished the season with only 1,200 receiving yards.

If Brown continues at the pace he is at right now then the Eagles’ new WR1 will finish the season with 1,600 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. The 1,600 receiving yards would set a new standard in Philly and who better to do it than the $100 million receiver?

An All-Time Eagle?

Not only is Brown on pace to shatter Mike Quick’s record but he’s also on pace to be the first Eagles receiver to have more than 1,000 yards in a season since Jersey Maclin last did it in 2014.  Also, if he does end up with 12 touchdowns to end the season, Brown will have the second most receiving touchdowns by an Eagles receiver since 2004. But if Brown truly wants the crown then he’ll have to finish with 15 receiving touchdowns to shatter Terrell Owens’s record of 14 that was set in 2004.

A.J. Brown is in a unique predicament and has a great opportunity to truly stamp his name into the Eagles’ record books in just his first season. With only 7 games down, it looks like Eagles fans are in for an incredible ride.

AP Photo/Derik Hamilton

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