NFL Jokes That Antonio Brown Needs To Let Them Catch Up

Antonio Brown is running circles around the rest of the NFL. So much so that he’s trying to move into the MVP conversation, a chance that may have gained some traction with the news Carson Wentz will miss the rest of the season.

Brown has caught 99 passes for 1509 yards, both numbers that lead the league. DeAndre Hopkins is in second place in each category but lagging far behind with 88 grabs and 1233 yards. After Brown put on another show against the Baltimore Ravens, Hopkins and others tweeted at him to slow his roll.

Brown responded back.

Hopkins wasn’t the only one. Golden Tate made a similar jab.

Brown hasn’t taken a night off, recording his 4th straight game with at least 100 yards receiving. He and Keenan Allen are the only guys to do so this year.

Others players had to give props after another dazzling performance.

Primetime football has meant the whole world has gotten to watch Brown work. And hopefully it’s eliminated any doubt who the best receiver in the game is. There are certainly other great ones. Steelers’ fans shouldn’t deny how talented the likes of Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, and even Keenan Allen are. Brown is simply on another level.

And everyone else, like these tweets show, is just trying to catch up.

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  • Steelerbob

    Wonder how things wouldve turned out it Mike Wallace had taken that contract? Would they have been able to afford keeping Brown? Would Brown have emerged enough by the time his contract was coming up to get a big payday if Wallace had stayed?

  • Sam Clonch

    If they hadn’t cut Johnny Unitas or passed on Dan Marino, would the Steelers have 10 SBs? If Bledsoe had stayed healthy for a few more years, would the Tom Brady era have ever happened? These are the questions that keep me up…

  • Chad H


  • ThePointe

    Kinda deep. I’m sure though, that Richard Mann would have developed Wallace into a much better receiver than he turned out to be because of leaving. They would have been able to afford Brown the first go around yes, but they would have had to make a difficult decision come the second contract.

  • popsiclesticks

    He broke out late in the 2nd year of that contract, which would have been halfway through his restricted FA tender year. So who knows. An interesting hypothetical, for sure.

  • CountryClub

    I guarantee you they get jealous watching Ben throw him the ball.

  • ryan72384

    Marino wins probably 2 Super Bowls in the 90s if he was a Steeler. 94 and 95. Hell maybe 97 too.

  • dennisdoubleday

    2000 yard season not out of the question at this point. Tough, but who says he can’t average 167/game?

  • blackandgoldBullion

    No doubt they are starting to finally understand all over the planet that he is not just the best small receiver in the league, but THE very best WR. It’s about time. The next time they get together they may as well all just bow to AB.

  • Sam Clonch

    Hopkins does at the very least. The garbage QBs that guy has had to deal with over the years…

  • The Tony

    Hopkins is also targeted about 20 times a game

  • Sam Clonch

    Exactly. Imagine if the guys targeting him were anywhere close to what AB has!

  • Jaybird

    It will be tough if he sits the last game of the year becuase we clinched a bye.

  • dennisdoubleday

    Ooh, didn’t think of that. It would be selfish to go for 2000 if the team had the #1 or #2 seed locked up with no hope of moving.

  • dennisdoubleday

    On the other hand, some coaches of bye teams like to play starters in Game 17 so they don’t have 3 weeks between games.

  • WreckIess

    Only Antonio Brown could go from “might not be healthy enough to play” last week and go 19 catches for 314 yards since then. Crazy that we ever thought a toe could hold him back.

  • Jeff McNeill

    Brown leads the league in targets as well.

  • Steve Johnson

    The only WR I wish they could have kept is Emmanuel Sanders.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Marino was destined to be a Steeler. At least, in an alternate universe. I’m still upset over that. Yes, he would have won multiple SB’s with us at some point. I firmly believe that. One of the best pure passers I’ve ever seen. Man, the thought of going from Bradshaw to Marino to Ben, what a dreamy notion. I bet Dan wouldn’t ever admit this, but I think he’s a little upset deep down that he didn’t find a way to stay in Pittsburgh, one way or another. Numbers are nice, but rings are sweeter.

  • Obi Ryn Denobi

    AB fights his ass off for every ball and every step on every route – in practice. And loves it! That’s the difference between him and everybody else. He never takes a step off.

  • MC

    And yet there is still this friggin debate about who is better between him and Julio. Shaking my damn head.

  • Alan Tman

    There’s several distinctions. First, AB doesn’t miss games. 3 due to injury in 8 years. Julio 17 games in 7 years. Second, Julio dropped a wide open TD to lose a game this year. AB never!! Finally, just because you are prototypical size and speed doesn’t make you the best. That would be 84!!

  • Ichabod

    A couple of weeks ago I spoke that Brown and a few others were comparable as the best in the NFL.
    Since then AB continues to soar and now I must say he has separated himself from all other!
    Dude is THE BEST

  • Conserv_58

    Marino’s not being drafted by the Sttelers was born of bad, unsubstantiated and dubious pre draft information. It always bothered and haunted Mr. Dan Rooney that they made a huge blunder to not draft him. It was for that reason why he went into the Steelers’ war room in the 2004 draft and told Colbert and Cowher to draft Ben.

  • Conserv_58

    At least 2.

  • StolenUpVotes

    Something I think that should be done. That’s a long time between games.

  • Kick

    But there would be no Ben

  • If we beat the Patriots and Texans, we’re the #1 seed regardless if we lose to the Browns…so AB, Bell, Ben, and key starters would probably rest. If we beat the Patriots and lose to the Texans, we’ll need to beat the Browns to retain the #1 seed, so everyone plays. If we lose to the Patriots, we’ll need to beat the Texans AND the Browns our we’d lose the #2 seed it the Jags win out. Based on these scenarios, Brown has a 66% [two out of three] likelihood of playing all three remaining games.

  • Conserv_58

    I hope those WR’s lay awake at night wondering how a 5’ 10” WR is making them look inferior to him.

    As I’ve said already, A.B. is, without question, the most complete WR in the game. His skill set is more versatile than his peers. He can play any WR position at an elite level. He’s a savant. He’s maniacally obsessed with his preparation. He’s in supreme physical condition. Other than Deebo, no one out works him. There are some very good to excellent WR’s in the NFL, but A.B.’s focus and attention to detail is second to none. His durability has never been an issue. He never misses a snap. Ben and A.B. together are money. We are so very lucky to have been able to watch them become one of the very best QB/WR duos in NFL history.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I think he’s the best player period sure Aaron Rogers and Brady are in the conversation for best qb but AB IS a beast no days off your favorite players favorite player!

  • falconsaftey43

    2013-now, AB has 1210 yard and 114 rec lead on the next closest WRs. So over 5 years he as build a probowl worthy season’s worth of separation.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Wallace quit the NFL after he got that big contract.. He would have been cut by the Steelers and that money still would have gone to AB.

  • Blake Majors

    But his drop rate is one of the lowest in the league, might be the lowest. That’s what makes AB the best.

  • jsteeler

    The NFL RESPECT for AB is REAL!

  • Now thst the Patsies lost, if we win Sunday neither the Texans nor the Browns games matter.

  • Ian Carman

    If AB has 114 receiving yards on Sunday he will tie Megatron for the fastest to 10,000 yards in 115 games. Fun Fact.

  • Steve

    Actually – the Steelers wanted Phillip Rivers, but he was taken ahead of Ben by the Giants, who traded him to the Chargers. Worked out well for both teams.

  • Not so! If we beat the Pats but lose to the Texans and Browns–and the Jags win out–we’d lose the top seed to the Jags on the head-to-head tiebreaker. The only ways the Browns game won’t matter [by kick-off against the Browns] re our having the top seed is if we beat the Pats and the Texans. The only way it won’t matter re our keeping the #2 seed–if we lose to the Pats–is if we beat the Texans and the Jags lose at least one of their next two games. The bottom line is that going into the game with the Browns, we need to be one game ahead of the Pats and hold the H2H tie-breaker [to stay ahead of them for any seeding] AND be at least two games ahead of the Jags [to stay ahead of them re any seeding], or the Browns game will be crucial.