Sunday, February 21, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition)– Part 4

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition) (Part 4 of a 9 Part Series)

7 Mike Quick 1983

In 1982, a disappointed Dick Vermeil settled for Mike Quick in the first round of the NFL draft after his prized target was "stolen away" before their turn to pick. After learning the ropes for one season in a supporting role, Quick rapidly demonstrated in 1983 how lucky Vermeil and the Eagles truly were to land him.

That season, the aptly named wide receiver got off to a running start and by season's end had arguably assembled the best year for a receiver in team history. He racked up a team record 1,409 yards on 69 receptions– for a phenomenal 20.4 yards per catch. Quick also found the end zone 13 times, a team record that was later broken by Owens in 2004.

The five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro provided a rare combination of abilities. Quick possessed excellent hands, speed to separate, a knack to make ball adjustments often resulting in acrobatic catches, and elusiveness after he had secured the ball. Although he went on to have a fine career, 1983 was truly special.

Receiving: 69-1,409 yards, 20.4 Avg, 13 TD

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