All the stats are in from the 2008 season and, after reviewing the records, there were many unexpected surprises. This year, I am looking forward to compiling the complete list of top wide receivers for the 2009 season. I will use the statistics from the last season, plus the promising trades that were made, the coaching changes put in place, and rivals each team will look forward to crushing to make a point.
Let’s get started, shall we? Below are the top three wide receivers that you should keep an eye on for the 2009 season.
1) Starting off the list is none other than the wide receiver from the Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings. According to www.espn.com, he had the seventh most reception yards in the 2008 regular season. He has jumped consistently since his 2006 debut. Each year, he has gained an extra 300+ yards and ended up with over 1200 yards in his 2008 season with the Packers. With the new defensive scheme the Packers are turning to, the Offense will have to pick it up in case the defense has growing pains. Their rivals, the Minnesota Vikings, are looking to require the Green Bay Great Brett Favre to lead their team. This will spark the offense during their two games.
2) Randy Moss is the second Wide Receiver on this list. Even though he struggled to get into the top 20 wide outs last season, he will have much to prove in the 2009 season. Don’t worry about Randy Moss, his buddy Tom Brady is back on the team and he will be getting many more catches. As if that wasn’t enough to spark Moss back into the game, the end of the decade is coming to a close and the patriots are looking to put a great cap on it to be recognized as the decades greatest franchise and dynasty. He didn’t do bad last year either. According to www.espn.com, he had over 1,000 yards receiving.
3) What would a top wide receiver list be without Alex Smith. Alex Smith is one of the best, if not the best, wide out playing the game today. His amazing moves, fast actions, and perfect route running gives him the edge against any defensive player he is put up against. According to www.espn.com, he generated over 1,400 yards receiving last year without a playoff team. This year, the Panthers are looking to shape up and make a run for the super bowl. This is going to give Smith more touches, more yards, and more recognition.
Greg Jennings 2008 Stats
Randy Moss 2008 Stats
Alex Smith 2008 Stats