An NFL record currently held by Megatron could be in jeopardy with the newly expanded 17-game season.
Legendary Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson holds the record for the most receiving yards in a regular season — 1,964 yards in 2012. In fact, he’s the only player to record 1,900 yards in a single season.
CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr explains that while that record is clearly extremely hard to beat in a 16-game season, as no one has done it in almost a decade, the new 17-game schedule could give them a chance.
On Tuesday, NFL owners officially approved the extension for the 2021 year and going forward.
The closest a player came to breaking Johnson’s record was Julio Jones in 2015 when he reached 1,871 yards, writes Kerr. The second-closest was Michael Thomas at 1,725 yards in 2019.
Read the rest of the records in danger of being shattered with the new schedule here.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- This is from yesterday but in case you missed it — the NFL told teams not to expect an all-virtual offseason this year.
The NFL just sent a memo to clubs, saying they should prepare to conduct meetings virtually when offseason programs begin April 19, but don’t anticipate another all-virtual workout program like 2020, per sources.
Translation: Get ready to see players on the field this spring.
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- Happy Birthday, Quintez Cephus!