Fresh off a successful run on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is turning his attention to the upcoming 2016-17 NFL regular season.
Brown finished last season ranked second in the NFL with 1,834 receiving yards, which was one of the top marks in league history.
So is it possible for Brown to top that mark in 2016?
His teammates seem to think so and they think he can become the first player to ever top 2,000 yards in a season.
“I think it is possible,” wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said, via thePittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Just think: Calvin Johnson had [1,942 yards in 2012], 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.”
Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was another teammate showing his confidence in Brown, saying it is “realistic”that the wide receiver could set a new NFL record.
Last season, Brown record those high numbers despite playing without starter Ben Roethlisberger for at least a fourth of the season. If Roethlisberger and Brown can stay healthy, it’s going to be a very difficult and long season for opposing secondaries.
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