The Pro Football Writers of America came out with their All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams earlier this afternoon, and wide receiver Antonio Brown earned All-AFC honors according to the official Twitter account of the Pittsburgh Steelers:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 13, 2014
It has been an offseason of awards and accolades for Pittsburgh’s number one wide receiver, and it comes as no surprise to me that the team’s 2013 MVP earned All-AFC honors.
Brown set the franchise single-season record for reception yards (1,499), caught 110 passes (second in team history) and hauled in eight touchdown receptions. In addition, the former Central Michigan Chippewa became the only player in league history to record at least five catches for at least 50 yards in each of his team’s 16 regular season games.
Outside of Josh Gordon in Cleveland, it is difficult to find another wide receiver in the AFC who had a bigger and more positive impact on his team’s passing game than Brown did last fall. Best of all, Brown filled the huge void left by Mike Wallace after he left for Miami last spring as a free agent.
Although the Steelers failed to qualify for the postseason in 2013, it is still positive to see that Brown is being recognized for his stellar play and productivity.
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