VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Top-15 NFL Seasons by Wide Receivers in the 2010s

Top-15 NFL Seasons by Wide Receivers in the 2010s

Top Wide Receivers Seasons for the past 10 Seasons!
Publish Date: 05/31/2020
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

Modern NFL offenses gave birth to multiple historic performances by wide receivers during the 2010s. In a decade where running backs saw their prominence decline, the wide receiver position was one of several that produced a new iconic class of players. Today weโ€™ll look back at some of the best seasons by receivers during the 2010s.

I limited each wide receiver to only one entry. Several receivers produced multiple All-Pro seasons in the 2010s, but this way, we can relive even more standout performances.

Honorable Mention- Brandon Lloyd (2010)

The Illinois product put together one breakout season during his long career. In 2010, Lloyd led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards. The former fourth-round pick also tallied 77 receptions and 11 touchdowns on his way to his only Pro Bowl appearance.

15. Larry Fitzgerald (2011)

Fitzgerald is the definition of a consistent wide receiver, but he never posted ridiculous numbers in a single season. His three best seasons arguably came during the 2000s, but Fitzgerald still earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection in 2011. The career Cardinal caught 80 passes for 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns. He also set a career-high with 17.6 yards per reception.

14. Andre Johnson (2012)

Johnson led the NFL in receptions and receiving yards twice during the 2000s, but he still authored three Pro Bowl campaigns during the 2010s. In 2012, Johnson finished fourth in receptions (112) and second in receiving yards (1,598). However, he only reached the end zone four times. Houston went 12-4 during the regular season, and Johnson earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection.

13. Roddy White (2010)

From 2008 to 2011, White made four consecutive Pro Bowls. The career Falcon is often overshadowed by his former teammate, Julio Jones. However, White was one of the best receivers in the late 2000s and early 2010s. During his six-year peak (2007-2012), White tallied 563 receptions, 7,773 yards, and 49 touchdowns.

In 2010, White earned the only First-Team All-Pro selection of his career. He set single-season career-highs with a league-leading 115 receptions and 1,389 yards. White also scored ten touchdowns.

12. Odell Beckham (2015)

Beckham peaked early in his NFL career. The LSU product averaged 108.8 receiving yards per game in his rookie season (2014). However, Beckham only appeared in 12 games, so he didnโ€™t post ridiculous statistics. In his second season, Beckham played in 15 games and made 96 receptions for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Associated Press selected Beckham as a Second-Team All-Pro.

11. Wes Welker (2011)

The former undrafted free agent often gets buried in New England history below Julian Edelman and Randy Moss. However, Welker made five Pro Bowls and earned two First-Team All-Pro selections during his six seasons with the Patriots. He also led the NFL in receptions three times, with one instance coming in the 2010s.

In 2011, Welker led the league with 122 receptions. He also tallied 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns on the way to the final All-Pro selection of his career.

10. Dez Bryant (2014)

Bryant peaked from 2012 to 2014, amassing at least 88 receptions, 1,200 yards, and 12 touchdowns in each season. During the final year of that peak, Bryant recorded 88 receptions, 1,320 yards, and a league-leading 16 touchdowns. He also earned the only First-Team All-Pro selection of his career. Bryant immediately suffered the worst season of his career in 2015, and he never fully recovered from several injuries.

9. Jordy Nelson (2014)

Nelson made the only Pro Bowl of his career in 2014. The former second-round pick did produce several noteworthy seasons during the 2010s, but he put together a well-rounded statistical campaign in 2014. The Kansas St. product scored 13 touchdowns and set career-highs with 98 receptions and 1,519 yards. He also earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection.

8. Josh Gordon (2013)

In the second year of his career, Gordon flashed incredible potential. The former Supplemental Draft pick earned a First-Team All-Pro selection after leading the NFL with 1,646 yards. Incredibly, Gordon amassed that many yards in only 14 games, meaning he averaged 117.6 yards per game. The Baylor product also reached the end zone nine times.

7. Demaryius Thomas (2014)

In 2014, Peyton Manning posted his final Pro Bowl season, and Thomas set career-highs with 111 receptions and 1,619 receiving yards. His touchdown production did decrease from 14 to 11 between the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but Thomas generated more than enough output in other areas. The Associated Press selected Thomas as a Second-Team All-Pro for the second year in a row.

6. DeAndre Hopkins (2018)

During the 2010s, Hopkins produced three seasons that all deserved consideration for this spot. However, I chose to side with his 2018 campaign, where Hopkins caught 115 passes for 1,572 yards. Both totals marked career-highs. Hopkins also scored 11 touchdowns, and the Houston Texans won the AFC South with an 11-5 record.

5. Brandon Marshall (2015)

Marshall authored two 1,500-yard seasons during this past decade. In 2012, he earned a First-Team All-Pro selection, but Iโ€™d argue he played better in 2015. During his final Pro Bowl campaign, Marshall tallied 109 receptions, 1,502 yards, and a league-leading 14 receiving touchdowns. Marshall earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection and led the New York Jets to a surprising 10-6 record.

4. Julio Jones (2015)

Jones earned the first of two consecutive First-Team All-Pro selections in 2015. He led the NFL with 136 receptions and 1,871 yards. However, Jones falls short of the second and third spots because he only scored eight times. Jones is notorious for piling up huge chunks of yardage, but heโ€™s not a high-volume scorer.

3. Michael Thomas (2019)

This past season, Thomas won the Offensive Player of the Year award by leading the NFL with 149 receptions and 1,725 receiving yards. He also recorded nine touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints won 13 games, despite Drew Brees sitting out for five weeks with an injury. Thomas broke Marvin Harrisonโ€™s single-season receptions record.

2. Antonio Brown (2015)

Before jumping off the deep end last year, Brown put together the best five-year stretch in the past decade. In 2015, he led the NFL with 136 receptions. Brown also recorded 1,834 yards and ten touchdowns. The Pittsburgh Steelers went 10-6, but the team lost Brown to an illegal hit by Vontaze Burfict in the Wild Card Round. Pittsburgh defeated Burfict and Cincinnati but lost the following week.

During the decade, Brown led the league in receptions and receiving yards twice and receiving touchdowns once. He also made seven Pro Bowls and earned four First-Team All-Pro selections, more than any other wide receiver during the 2010s.

1. Calvin Johnson (2012)

Megatron built a larger than life one-field presence during his prime. However, he only produced two seasons that garnered attention for a top-five spot on this list. I decided to choose his 2012 campaign, where Johnson set the single-season record with 1,964 receiving yards. He also led the NFL with 122 receptions.

However, Johnson only reached the end zone five times, which made me consider his 2011 campaign. Johnson scored 16 touchdowns in 2011 and led the NFL with 1,681 receiving yards. Either way, Megatron deserves the top spot on this list.

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Grading every NFL teamโ€™s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if youโ€™re going to get upset by reading draft ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Predicting the next five Pro Football Hall of Fame classes
Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isnโ€™t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
Ranking the top 50 NFL players under 25 years old in 2021
The NFL features plenty of superstars and future Hall of Famers. However, ...
Creating the NFL 2010s All-Decade Third Team from Snubs
The NFL recently announced the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Teams ...
NFL 2010s All-Decade Team: Brady and Watt Lead Elite Squads
With the 2019 season officially in the books, another decade of NFL ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Boxing Spring Schedule has Sprung with More to Come: A Look Ahead
The way the boxing schedule petered out down ...
Top10 Left Handed Pitchers in Baseball History
Two hundred eighty-eight victories, there are currently only ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/ Ryan & Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/ Ryan & Joe
Video: NFL๐Ÿˆ Prediction Show: Is the NFL Rigged? Conference Championship review
NFL Prediction Show: Is the NFL Rigged? Conference Championship review
Video: AFC ๐ŸˆChampionship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
96/100
Bet365
Bet365
Bet365 Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Bet365
Bet365 Bonus
Bet $1, Get $200
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into โ€œThe Grueling Truthโ€ sports shows, โ€œWhere the legends speakโ€

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site