The Detroit Lions are winding down their season with two games left on the schedule. They have tried their best to produce the best results week in and week out. With the odds stacked against them, it seemed like there was a lot of negative news between injuries, mistakes, and struggles.
But for the Detroit Lions, there was a bright spot in their offense throughout the 2021 season. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has continued to prove to be one of the sources for positive news.
Earlier this season, the Lions felt that they might not have utilized St. Brown in the best way possible. They made it clear that they would try and get St. Brown more involved and get him in a position where he can make things happen.
Since then, things have changed for the better, and St. Brown has continued to be a solid and productive member of the offense, week-in and week-out. It’s been great to see St. Brown continue to be one of the better pass catchers in an already weak group.
Amon-Ra St. Brown has been the Detroit Lions’ best receiver in 2021.
After tight end T.J. Hockenson had his season ended with thumb surgery, St. Brown had to step up even more. The addition of Josh Reynolds has undoubtedly helped the offense, but St. Brown’s abilities have proved to be a great addition to this team’s offense.
Including last Sunday’s performance in the loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he’s had some games where he was a key part of the offense. St. Brown would have nine receptions for 91 yards, including a nice 20-yard touchdown where he fought to break the plane for the score.
He also had two rushes for 19 yards to his credit, which shows how the Lions have gotten him involved in many ways. When the Lions took St. Brown in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, it was their way of taking a flier on someone who could surprise many. He’s definitely done that and impressed the Lions brass along the way.
In all of 2021, St. Brown has 74 receptions for 692 yards and three touchdowns. While he may not be hauling in touchdown after touchdown, he’s been a great addition to the offense and a weapon for the Lions to turn to drive after drive.
While there are only two games left in the 2021 Lions season, St. Brown should be able to finish this season on a high note. With the Lions’ season not being the best overall, it’s one of the bright spots to focus on when looking back on things this offseason.