Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is regarded by many as the best wide receiver in the NFL today, and his production over the past couple of seasons has proved it.
Brown's 733 catches and 9,910 yards are more than any other receiver since he entered the league in 2010, and he reached 700 catches faster than any other player in league history. He's had 59 touchdowns during that period too.
In the past five years, the Steelers star has compiled more catches and receiving yards than any other player in the NFL, which included him leading the league in receiving yards in 2017.
Yet, despite these achievements, former wide receiver Andre Johnson doesn't see Brown as the best wide receiver in the NFL today.
Unsurprisingly, the Houston Texans legend has picked a player from his former team as the best wideout in the league today, DeAndre Hopkins.
Johnson said to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that the 26-year-old is the best wide receiver in the league today, and his performances will go to the next level when a fully fit quarterback Deshaun Watson returns to the field.
He said on Hopkins: “I definitely think he’s arguably the best in the game. He finally has a quarterback that’s pretty steady.”
Hopkins is coming off one of the best seasons of his career in which caught 96 passes for 1,378 yards and he also led the league in receiving touchdowns with a career-high of 13.
Just like Brown, the two-time Pro Bowler has been one of the best wideouts in the NFL since being drafted in 2013, no matter who is playing under center for the Texans.
He has 413 catches, 5,865 receiving yards, and 36 touchdowns in his career so far, and Johnson believes those numbers will increase rapidly with Watson under center.
The Texans legend said: "I tell people all the time when he got drafted here that's the most I've been happy about a draft pick that was made here.
"It's no offense to the guys who've been drafted. I was just excited to see them bring in a quarterback like that."
There's definitely going to be a good competition between Brown and Hopkins for the title of 2018's best receiver in the NFL, but if Johnson is the judge, the Texans star is already winning the contest.News Now - Sport News