The Extra Point
Antonio Brown is always on the receiving end of something.
Passes from Ben Roethlisberger.
Criticism for off-the-field issues.
As well as acclaim for being the top wideout in the league.
Brown was the near-unanimous choice as the NFL’s top wide receiver by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. The All-Pro received nine first-place votes in balloting released Friday.
Brown was also last year’s top choice.
“Brown might not be off to an eye-popping start with 29 catches for 272 yards and three touchdowns, but he’s still well on pace for over 100 catches and 1,000 yards for the sixth straight year,” said New York-based AP Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. “He’s consistently dominant — on the field and in the end zone with his touchdown celebrations.”
Atlanta’s Julio Jones finished second overall. He received the remaining first-place vote. Jones has 29 receptions for 502 yards, but zero TDs as the Falcons have staggered to a 1-3 start.