Titans' A.J. Brown joins Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, others as fastest-starting wide receivers in NFL history
HOUSTON — Titans wideout A.J. Brown joined a historic list of fast-starting receivers like Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald and others on Sunday.
In the regular-season finale against the Texans, Brown became the ninth player in NFL history to record at least 2,000 receiving yards and 18 touchdown receptions in his first two seasons.
The list includes Rice (49ers, 1985-86), Moss (Vikings, 1998-99), Fitzgerald (Cardinals, 2004-05), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants, 2014-15), A.J. Green (Bengals, 2011-12), Julio Jones (Falcons, 2011-12), Marques Colston (Saints, 2006-07) and John Jefferson (Chargers, 1978-79).
Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, a former Ole Miss teammate of Brown, could also join the group with a touchdown catch.
Brown caught a 4-yard TD pass in the second quarter, his 11th this season. That ties Drew Bennett’s mark of 11 in 2004 as the most in a season in the franchise’s Titans era, which began in 1999.
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