Green is an elite receiver and a huge part of Bengals’ success

Green is an elite receiver and a huge part of Bengals’ success

Randy Moss and A.J. Green are the only two receivers in NFL history to have over 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons in the NFL. In 2016, Green’s sixth season, he has 775 receiving yards after seven games; he’s on pace to finish the season with 1,771 receiving yards.

Jerry Rice, the NFL’s all-time leading receiver by nearly 7,000 yards averaged 1,145 yards receiving yards per season throughout his 20-year career. Through Green’s five seasons in the NFL, he has averaged 1,234 receiving yards per season. If he maintains his current pace throughout the rest of the 2016 season, Green’s will be averaging 1,324 receiving yards per season.

Green is the Bengals’ leading receiver in 2016. He has been the Bengals’ leading receiver every season since entering the league in 2011,

The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-4 this season. In their three wins, Green is averaging 174 receiving yards per game and has three receiving touchdowns. In the Bengals’ four losses, Green is averaging 63 receiving yards per game and has no receiving touchdowns.

Green’s success has gone unnoticed throughout the NFL. Bengals’ opponents often put their best cornerback defending him.

Green has 6,946 career receiving yards in five and a half seasons, so he is likely to pass 7,00 career receiving yards in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins. He is already the Bengals’ third leading receiver in franchise history.

When the Bengals take on the Washington Redskins at Wembley Stadium in London in Week 8, and in all the remaining games, if A.J. Green has a good day, it’s likely that the Bengals had a good day also.



Elliott Lapin