Steelers WR Antonio Brown is quickest receiver to 700 catches
Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown has established himself as one of the best players at his position over the last several seasons. His tremendous amount of production over that stretch has helped him continue to climb the list of all-time marks in league history.
Following his impressive performance of 10 catches for 144 receiving yards and three touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, it has pushed him to become the fastest to reach 700 career receptions, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
Brown’s eighth catch of the night was the 700th of his career and he reached that mark in fewer games than any other player in NFL histoy. It was Brown’s 111th game and the previous record belonged to Marvin Harrison, who did it in 114 games and wound up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Brown has been the league’s most productive wide receiver over the last several years, racking more than 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons while topping 105 receptions in each campaign, including 125 twice over that span. He was already the fastest to reach 650 catches in 104 games topping Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison by just three fewer games.
The Steelers receiver is also currently on pace to put together another impressive campaign to finish with 112 catches for 1,642 receiving yards, which would make him the first player with five straight 100 reception campaigns. Prior to the rest of the league playing Week 11, he leads the NFL with 70 receptions and 1,026 receiving yards to go along with six touchdowns through the first 10 games played.
That trajectory could potentially put him on track to finish as the all-time leader in many receiving categories that are held by Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. The kind that was once thought to be untouchable.
The level of production, along with him still being in the midst of the prime of his career, could present him the opportunity to string together several more 100-catch, 1,000 receiving yard campaigns.