On his first or perhaps second reception Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin could reach 1,000 receiving yards for the season. He enters the game with 985 yards.
He would greet the accomplishment with a yawn.
“I don’t measure myself by the numbers,” Maclin said last Sunday after the Chiefs’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Maclin, the former Missouri star who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, would become the first Chiefs player to amass 1,000 receiving yards in a season since Dwayne Bowe in 2011.
“I would say it’s a great individual milestone,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. “I think, too, when you look at the whole scheme of things, it’s kind of a team stat, too. Because you have to have protection, Alex (Smith) has to be clean, and of course Jeremy has to work himself open to fit within that scheme. It just goes to show what hard work will do.”