In 2012, Calvin Johnson had one of the greatest seasons ever for a wide receiver. He caught 122 passes for 1,964 yards (a new single season record) and averaged 122.8 yards per game.
He had the kind of season that is usually reserved for created players in Madden who have had their attributes hilariously/unfairly maxed. You know, the guy who is a 99 in everything and can catch any wobbly pass that is thrown in his general vicinity (he can even catch Tebow pases).
Mere mortals don’t have that kind of season.
Dallas Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant doesn’t think he’s a mere mortal, Bryant thinks he’s capable of a seemingly impossible 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
“It’s only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything. Nothing.
“I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That’s just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.”
Bryant had a pretty fantastic season in 2012, catching 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns, but that’s still 8 TDs and 618 yards short.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Bryant has a healthy ego and an incredible amount of confidence. But before you start wasting first round draft picks on him in your fantasy league, I want you to remember one thing: Tony Romo is the guy who has to get him the football.
Hat-tip to ESPN