Six games into the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has registered 47 catches for 548 yards and that is the most in the history of franchise during that span of time dating back to 1960.
Should he stay on his current pace, Brown will shatter the Steelers all-time single season reception record of 112 catches set by Hines Ward in 2002.
While the Central Michigan product will need to average just over 6.5 catches over the course of the remaining 10 games in order to break his former mentor’s record, he almost certain to break his personal career high in receptions of 69 that set in 2011, his second season in the league.
Brown’s early success this season, however, has not gone unnoticed around the league and you can be sure that he will receive more than his fair share of attention from opposing defensive coordinators moving forward. Playing in his favor, however, is the recent revival of the Steelers running game, which will undoubtedly deserve more respect moving forward.
So do you think Brown has a legitimate shot at Ward’s record if he stays healthy?