Cleveland Browns: Top 5 receiving seasons since 1999
There can be some debate about the No. 1 and No. 2 seasons in receiving for a Browns player as Braylon Edwards put together a 2007 season to remember. That was the year Brady Quinn was supposed to take over as their franchise quarterback but never could unseat Derek Anderson, who led them to 10 wins that season.
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Anderson had the best season of his career and a lot of that can be credited to the way Edwards was playing. The third overall pick out of Michigan in 2003, Edwards had become the leader of their offense by this season. He finished with 80 receptions for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns. Both the yardage and touchdowns were records for Cleveland at the time, but the yardage was broken later by Josh Gordon.
As for the 16 touchdowns, that still stands as the most receiving touchdowns for the Browns. In fact, he’s the only Browns player to record double-digit receiving touchdowns outside of the 1960s as only Gary Collins and Paul Warfield had accomplished the feat before him.
Edwards cooled off after this season — which ended up being his only Pro Bowl year — and by 2009 he was sent to the New York Jets. He was a solid player for them in the second half of that year and recorded 904 yards in 2010 before falling off quite a bit. His only season with more than 1,000 yards and double-digit scores was still the year he went off for the Browns in 2007.