The “ 1,000 receiving yards in one season ” quiz
When the Detroit Lions traded Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams, many in the league assumed the Lions would undergo a complete teardown and rebuild. Not only is Stafford now gone, the team has a whole new coaching staff and Detroit’s two biggest threats, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr., are free agents. While Jones appears interested in joining his former QB in Los Angeles, Golladay’s tenure at Motown may not be over as the Lions front office plans to place the franchise tag on the former Pro Bowler of 27 years old. Even though he’s a franchisee, the team can still take care of him, but with Jared Goff now under center, it’s very possible that Detroit will try to be competitive this season while building for the future.
Which brings us to today’s quiz. Golladay suffered injuries throughout 2020, but in 2019 he was a stud, compiling 1,190 yards in the air while leading the NFL receiving touchdowns with 11. So with that in mind, how many of the more recent players in the top 1000 receiving yards in one season for every NFL franchise can you name in five minutes?