In 2017, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson shattered a team record with 74 receptions on the season. That moved him past Greg Pruitt, who held the previous high of 65 receptions in 1981. Next up after them are Mike Pruitt (in 1980 and 1981) and Jamel White (2002).
Since we are in the middle of previewing our running back position heading into training camp, we wanted to ask if you think Johnson can break his own record in 2018 with 75 receptions or higher.
Unless Jarvis Landry suffers an early-season injury, I’d project Johnson’s reception total to drop to the 50s. Landry will take away a lot of targets, as will a full season’s worth of Josh Gordon.
The one thing you could look at in Johnson’s favor is the production that Le’Veon Bell had in Pittsburgh under Todd Haley. Bell had 83 catches in 2014, 75 catches in 2016, and 85 catches in 2017. Bell was also the Steelers’ primary back, though, and Johnson won’t fill that type of workload for Cleveland.
Nonetheless, let us know what your expectations are for Johnson’s reception total in 2018.
Duke Johnson broke a team record in 2017 with 74 receptions. How many receptions will he have in 2018?
This poll is closed
Less than 50
75+ (breaking his own record)