The Detroit Lions have seen a potential breakout with wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, and one of their best players in franchise history at the position has taken notice.
When he was selected for the team, many immediately wondered if St. Brown looked like another Golden Tate in the making. As he has shown with the explosive pieces, this comparison could indeed be very accurate.
In fact, Tate seems to be seeing some star power from St. Brown himself. After St. Brown’s big game for the Lions against the Washington Commanders, Tate hopped on Twitter and gave the youngster a big shout-out and said St. Brown had arrived.
“The sky’s the limit for Amon-Ra St. Brown. Dude is a rising star if you don’t already consider him one,” Tate said tweeted.
In terms of a star player, Tate would know what defines you, considering he’s fit that definition for years, most of the time in Detroit. St. Brown was honored for the comparison, which he tweeted after the game.
“It means a lot from you,” St. Brown tweeted.
Tate is already seeing a player who is a star at St Brown given what he’s done and could see him scratching the surface of what he can do.
With fourth-quarter success, St. Brown made NFL history as one of only three players in league history to catch eight passes in eight straight games. The players he joins? As AP’s Larry Lage tweeted, it’s been a who’s who of wideouts lately.
“Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, along with Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas, are the three players in NFL history to catch at least eight passes in eight straight games, location tweeted.
St. Brown came in Week 1 with a chance to make a mark, but he had to wait until Week 2 to complete it. Now that the seal has been broken, St. Brown can clearly be the kind of talented player to push forward within the NFL.
Although St. Brown looks like a star, he doesn’t fall into the trap of thinking he’s even arrived.
Despite writing some pretty cool NFL history, St. Brown had no interest in discussing the deeper meaning behind the game after the game, admitting he’s not focused on making or breaking records on the field , but only plays solid football.
“I don’t really think about it. I just go out and play ball. Prepare all week, the coaches put us in a great position to make games. I just go out and play ball,” St. Brown said. “I don’t think too much about records, this or that, how I play. Every week is a new week, new opponent. They might give you a different look, so just go out and play and see what happens.”
St. Brown will remain humble and grounded, which could be just another reason he’s ending as a star. Tate already seems to think he sees that in the distance.
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