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NFL 2017: 20 Players with best chance at 2,000 receiving yards

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Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

2. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with one of their top priorities being find a way to reach a new deal with wide receiver Antonio Brown, and luckily the two parties were able to come to an agreement on a lucrative five-year deal. Making someone with the skill set of Brown unhappy was the last thing the Steelers could afford to see happen, but at least they won’t have to worry about that moving forward.

It’s almost ridiculous to see the kind of numbers Brown has put together over the last couple of years in Pittsburgh, and with Father Time quickly catching up with Ben Roethlisberger, the wideout realizes the time table to win his beloved quarterback another Super Bowl is closing in. From his 35 touchdown catches over the last three seasons to recording nearly 1,300 yards in each of the last four years, it doesn’t take much to figure out why Brown is considered one of the best at what he does.

At the beginning of this article, it was mentioned how close Brown was to hitting the 2,000-yard milestone in 2015 after finishing the year with 1,834 receiving yards. If Brown was capable of coming this close then, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to make another run, even if Big Ben ends up spreading the football around more to the talented receiving corps of the Steelers.

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