Larry Fitzgerald is on his way to being a first ballot Hall of Famer. Antonio Brown could one day join him. The two showed their mutual respect on social media.
If you’re a fan of the NFL, then you likely understand that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. In addition to being the epitome of consistency, Fitzgerald is one of the most respected men in the history of the sport.
While Fitzgerald is often criminally underrated and left out from the discussion of the NFL’s elite, a high-profile peer is making sure that No. 11’s greatness is understood.
Fitzgerald ranks top 10 all-time in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He’s overcome stretches of dreadful quarterback play and uncertainty at head coach to prove that reliability is a more valuable trait than any.
In a recent post to his official Twitter account, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made sure that his fans understand and appreciate Fitzgerald’s greatness.
True to form, Fitzgerald responded to his astonishingly low drop totals by claiming they’re too high and deflecting praise back onto Brown.
Humility is a wonderful trait.
Fitzgerald is one of three players in NFL history to record at least 1,200 career receptions. He’s third all-time in receiving yards with 15,535, and could pass Terrell Owens for No. 2 on the list as soon as the 2018 NFL regular season.
Fitzgerald is also one of eight players in NFL history to record at least 110 career receiving touchdowns, with just one score separating him from Tony Gonzalez at No. 7 all-time.
As for Brown, all he’s done is piece together one of the greatest five-year runs in the history of the sport.
Brown has recorded at least 101 receptions, 1,284 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns in each of the past five seasons. He’s twice led the NFL in receptions, twice led the league in receiving yards, and is a four-time First-Team All-Pro honoree.
Since 1990, only four wide receivers have received at leasts four First-Team All-Pro nods: Brown, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Jerry Rice.
Chances are, both Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald will be in the Hall of Fame when it’s all said and done.