Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) stretches during warm-ups before a game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Today, I want to answer some questions about the high-flying, fan-favorite youngster who wears the number 18 in Tiger Stripes. Some fans see A.J. Green as just another receiver. Some see just another crowd pleasing athlete gaining all the attention of a hard-working unit who deserves more credit as a team. We have all run across the old cliché in life, ” There is no I in Team ” … But what those people failed to realize was that not all clichés apply to America’s favorite past-time. Like my father used to say “Defense wins games. Offense fills the stadium”.
Today I want to take a look inside the numbers of A.J Green and see exactly how he is stacking up with a few of the greatest receivers of all-time.
Football is a game of numbers, averages and consistency. Every player wants to be the best at their positions. They didn’t start playing sports competitively to just be considered a good player on a good team. Every player wants to be the superstar. The champions are made when they can look past the politics and money and just shoot for the Super Bowl while trusting in coaching decisions that may coincide with personal stats and averages. That’s a hard thing to make 53 grown men understand when dealing with their careers and futures.
So to answer the question with all of that being said, ” How good is A.J Green? Can he be one of the best to ever play the game ?”