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Eagles Explosive WR Duo

Written by Tony Ghaul

DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown are one of the most explosive and productive WR tandems in the NFL.

Smith on Saturday against the Cowboys had another monster game, his second straight 100-yard game and third in the last four weeks, and surpassed 1,000 yards in his second season. He’s only the third WR the Eagles have drafted in the last 30 years with a 1,000-yard receiving season, along with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.

Brown had his second 100-yard game in a row and third in four weeks, increasing his season total to 1,304 yards, already fifth-most in Eagles history but only 28 yards behind second place. Brown needs 106 yards to break Mike Quick’s franchise record of 1,409 yards set in a 16-game season in 1983.

Brown and Smith are only the seventh teammates in NFL history – and only the sixth wide receivers – who both had 1,000 yards and seven TDs in a season before their 26th birthday.

Smith is 24 and the Eagles control his contract through 2025, and Brown is 25 and under contract through 2026.

The impressive thing about Smith and Brown is that they’re both high-volume receivers but also big-play specialists. That’s a rare combination.

Brown’s 80 catches are sixth-most by a wide receiver in Eagles history, and Smith’s 79 are seventh-most. And that’s with one or two games left.

The Eagles offense is set up with these great WRs, to go with Jalen Hurts and a top offensive line. The future is bright.

DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown. Photo courtsey of Twitter

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