Earlier today as part of the Redskins Blog’s weekly stat ranking update, I centered the post on the output of wide receiver Pierre Garcon and his transcendence to—near—the top of a longstanding franchise record.
Not surprisingly, the little tidbit gained some traction in the Twitterverse.
There were many a years where the Hall of Famer recorded at least 40 receptions—12 to be exact—but in 1984 he became the first and only Redskin to record triple-digits with 106 catches. Santana Moss (93) and Laveranues Coles (90) came close in the mid to late 2000’s, but neither truly challenged Monk’s record.
Garcon, however, is well within striking distance. At 96 receptions and counting, the former Mount Union star needs just 10 more to tie and 11 to become the franchise’s single season receptions king.
With Dallas’ defense on a historical pace of awfulness and the ending of the first Redskins-Giants game enough incentive to prove he’s got the hands to compete with a legend, Garcon is in position to surpass Monk.
Here are some facts about Garcon and the last two matchups that you might not know that really favor him snatching the record:
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He shoots down all me-first antics that you’re used to seeing from his position these days and rarely touches on the subject of individual accolades, admitting that wins are his sole motivator.
So I’ll do the honors of highlighting his season performance.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is on the cusp of history.
On Sunday the six-year veteran passed Santana Moss (93) for the second most receptions (96) in a single season in franchise history.
With two games remaining, he trails Art Monk by 10 for most catches hauled in by a Redskin in a single season (106).
What are the odds he’ll pass the Hall of Famer who set the record all the way back in 1984?
Well he’s recorded at least five receptions in every game this season, so the likelihood that he’ll at the very least tie him is practically 100 percent. I don’t know about you, but I like his chances.
More from this week’s stat ranking update:
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Not bad, Captain Kirk. Not bad.
48 hours removed from a 381-yard, three touchdown, three turnover performance in his first start of the season, here’s a roundup of what certain football personalities and reporters had to say about quarterback Kirk Cousins’ performance vs. Atlanta:
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“You might have a bad day today, but there’s always a bright, shining star to look forward to tomorrow.”
Robert Griffin III used Gabriella Miller’s words to embody his message.
The Redskins quarterback and three of his most popular teammates answered questions at a Chalk Talk on Monday Night to raise funds and awareness for the Smashing Walnuts foundation. Griffin III, Pierre Garcon, Ryan Kerrigan and Alfred Morris let the audience into their personal lives, answering questions about their taste in music and shoes, their childhood idols and their favorite superheroes.
Then they answered a question that drew serious answers. What advice did they have for kids about dealing with adversity? Read more »
Tags: Alfred Morris, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, ryan kerrigan, Smashing Walnuts, washington redskins
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