Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver A.J. Brown has lived up to the hype this season. On Sunday, against the New York Giants, Brown surpassed the single-season franchise record for the most receiving yards.
Needing only nine yards to pass Mike Quick’s record for 1,409 yards set in 1984, Brown made history happen in the first offensive play of the game.
.@1kalwaysopen_ has surpassed Mike Quick for the most single-season receiving yards in franchise history!
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 8, 2023
A.J BROWN SETS RECEIVING YARD RECORD
Sunday was a make or break game for the Philadelphia Eagles. If they won, they would take the No. 1 seed and become NFC East Champions. If they lost, they resorted to the No. 5 seed and could have potentially lost the NFC East to the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite what fans think was a terrible game, the Eagles left Week 18 with a 22-16 victory over the Giants.
In the first possession of the game against New York, wide receiver A.J. Brown caught a 35-yard pass from quarterback Jalen Hurts. The pass broke Mike Quick’s receiving yard total for a single season — a record he set in the 80s which was unsurpassed by big-names like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
Needing to exceed 1,409 yards, Brown finished with 1,496 yards in 17 games.
“I told Mike [Quick] thank you for everything he has done for the game,” Brown said after breaking his record. “It is truly an honor. He has been up there for 30 years and that says a lot. It means a lot.”
In what was his most successful career season, he also completed 88 receptions, tying Irving Fryar for the second-most receptions in franchise history.
Brown finished the regular season third in yards per catch (17.0), third (tied) for touchdowns (11), and fourth in receiving yards. But, he it isn’t stopping there.
“You want me to be honest? I want more. It is cool for the moment. There are two more hats out there and I am trying to get it. I am looking forward and what I can try and do to get better and taking this game one game at a time in the playoffs.”
Brown was selected to his second Pro Bowl this year.
He and the Philadelphia Eagles will now enter a bye week before they learn who their first playoff opponent will be.