By Matthew Marczi
Antonio Brown is in his first season as the top receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so far, he is making the most of it, putting up some very impressive numbers.
Take, for example, Ben Roethlisberger’s completion percentage when targeting Brown thus far this season. Roethlisberger has thrown the ball in Brown’s direction 39 times so far this season—just a fraction below 10 times a game. Brown has caught 32 of those without a single drop.
That works out to a completion percentage of 82.1, which ranks third league-wide through the first quarter of the season, behind only Keenan Allen and Nate Burleson. Neither, however, have been targeted 25 times or more, and neither has reached 20 receptions.
Brown is also currently fourth in the league with his 32 receptions, trailing Julian Edelman and Andre Johnson—both with 34—and Julio Jones with 33. 21 of those receptions have come in the past two weeks on 24 targets, for a completion percentage of 87.5. Not to mention ...