Matthew Stafford has just completed one of the best seasons of his career, marking his Super Cup victory. He did it with help Cooper Coop which probably had best season any broad receiver in NFL history.
This morning on Good morning football they tried to consider Kuppa’s season in perspective using this chart, which shows the highest number of yards in one regular season and postseason together. It turned out to be a hell of a season. Kupp had 448 yards more than Larry Fitzgerald in 2008. Jerry Rice and Calvin Johnson were right behind Fitzgerald.
Clearly, Kupp has played in 21 games in the extended regular season, averaging 114.5 yards per game. Fitzgerald played in 20 games in 2008 and Rice played in 17 in 1995. Arguably, the most impressive season is Calvin Johnson’s 2012 season, where he played 16 regular-season games, reaching 122 yards per game.
In just two post-season games in Johnson’s career he had a total of 17 catches for 296 yards and two touchdowns, so who knows what he could do with five more games. Especially considering his defender that season was … Matthew Stafford.
What does it mean that one quarterback threw all the passes in the two biggest seasons wide receivers in NFL history? Hall of Fame Kurt Warner was the one who threw the ball to Larry Fitzgerald. The only season that may indicate that the broad host needs more credit is Jerry Rice, who has been catching Elvis Grbats passes for a third of the season.
I decided to believe that the incredible seasons of Kupp and Johnson benefited greatly from Stafford. Kupp was unlocked this season with the arrival of Stafford just like Johnson when Stafford took office in Detroit. Stafford’s first two seasons in the starting line-up showed that Johnson has spent two of the best seasons of his career, once leading the league in receptions and twice scoring yards.
Stafford had a very good career in Detroit and obviously prospered when a big goal or two was available. What defender will not be? If you look at the best seasons of the WR, you’ll almost always find a Hall of Fame defender on the other end of those catches.
Stafford will be in the top 10 in the number of yards and landings for all time. He has a Super Cup, and his fingerprints for the two best seasons in league history, including the best. That seems like a pretty good argument for the greatness of Johnson, Kupp and the guy who threw them both these passes.
Matthew Stafford has defended two of the greatest seasons in NFL history
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