Pro Bowler - AJ Green:
Jerry Rice, the NFL’s career leader in most pass-catching categories, widely is considered the best wide receiver in pro football history.
Green’s first two NFL seasons compare well with Rice’s first two.
Player Seasons Catches Yards Touchdowns
Jerry Rice 1985-86 135 2,497 18
A.J. Green 2011-12 162 2,407 18
A.J. on A.J.
On being a Pro Bowl pick for the second year in a row: “Two years, two Pro Bowls. That’s got a good buzz to it,” Green told the Bengals web site. “But I’ve got a long way to go to be where I want to be. I want to be great.”
Envy with Green
Green appears to be closing in on the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson for the title of best active receiver in the NFL.
A.J.’s 162 catches rank second in NFL history for most receptions over the first two seasons (Marques Colston, 168).