Each week of the season, JETSerious will be providing a look at the star player on the opposing team. We’ll be taking a look at their career thus far, and their potential impact in the upcoming game.
For Week 2, where the Jets will travel to Pittsburgh, we’ve chosen to spotlight the Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown.
Antonio Brown, out of Central Michigan, was a 6th round draft pick in 2010. Debuting against the Titans in 2010, Brown took a reverse for an 89 yard touchdown on the first play of the game. Talk about a fast start!
He then went on to help the Steelers in replacing Santonio Holmes, and eventually made a clutch (Holmes-like) play to help them beat the Ravens in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoffs. The next week, he caught the game-clinching grab against the Jets to knock us out of the playoffs. You remember that 3rd & 6 play that ended our season, don’t you?
I do… and it hurt!
Since then, Brown has really emerged as the Steelers top threat. Yeah, they have Mike Wallace as a deep burner. But Antonio Brown is Pittsburgh’s most reliable weapon. The Steelers, aware of his impact this offseason, recently signed him to a 5 year extension worth $42.5 Million.
In just 25 starts since 2010, Brown recorded 85 receptions for 1,275 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also has 2 touchdowns as a returner on special teams… so he’s versatile.
The big question for Brown is… will Darrelle Revis play?
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